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Sverd i fjell, Stavanger
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Embedded in the stone of a small hill, Sverd i fjell marks the site of a historic battle in which King Harald Fairhair united Norwegian people into one kingdom in 872 CE. Modeled after Viking swords and symbolizing unity, peace, and freedom, the three swords stand 10 m (33 ft) tall next to the fjord. One interpretation says that the sword topped with the small crown represents the conquering King Harald and that the other two stand for the defeated kings. The spot offers a good opportunity for quiet solitude or a picnic. Use our Stavanger tourist route planner to arrange your visit to Sverd i fjell and other attractions in Stavanger.
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  • The perfect place to go hiking, summer and winter. Are you a tourist do you get there with ordinary bus or with the bus, this is worth to get with them. Hafrsfjord is gorgeous when it's nice weather, but also wonderful when it's blowing and raining.
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  • One gets a real sense of history when standing in the shadows cast by the huge swords - set against the backdrop of the beautiful view of the lake. 
  • Try to be at this location 1 hour before sunse - and make sure to bring your camera. If you visit to see the historic arena for one of the largest Viking battles or to enjoy the scenery - it us worth ...  more »