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. By using our Stavanger journey planner, you can arrange your visit to Sverd i fjell and other attractions in Stavanger.
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  • Sverd i fjell is a must-see. In 872, a great battle was found all around thus area that caused Norway to be birthed. A place of real historical significance.  more »
  • If you are in Stavanger then you have to go and see the swords and learn about the historical significance of the monument. The beach beside the monument is ‘the’ beach to swim at during the season...  more »
  • as a person of Norwegian heritage and one of a billion people to claim being a descendant of King Harald (The Fair-haired), this was a thrilling moment to stand and gaze up at the Swords in the Rock.....  more »
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  • Such an impressive monument! Gorgeous, imposing, in an amazing location and with great history! If you're planning on visiting, wear shoes that will help you walk around on rocks that may be slippery.
  • Very cool place to stop by and see. Wonderful attraction. Definitely worth 10 minutes of your day.
  • These 3 giant swords looks normal but great for photo taking. There is a nice beach beside this monument, suitable for picnic and swimming. Nice place for family and kids.
  • Amazing place to visit! The sculptures are impressive and big! You can take cool photos
  • This is a very cool looking monument with a very nice beach. It can get quite busy though, on warm days with nice weather, but overall it is enjoyable for most of the time. The only downside is that there are no toilets here, so sometimes I have to piss in the sea, my pants or on the monument, which I'm sure people don't appreciate, so it would be nice if they added some toilets here.

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