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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  • Sight is easy to reach. Parking is available, and in fine weather you can swim right next door. A snack Cart provides for a snack and delicious ice cream. Living for 2017 we here and yet again we like to come to this place.
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  • The sword in the mountains are incredibly popular. Whatever the weather and road conditions, so is always someone in the vicinity of the place. You understand that when you stand on the rock by the beautiful monument. The monument speaks for itself in all its simplicity. The only thing that I miss on the behalf of the tourists that come in large bus loads, is the story of what the three swords represent. It is interesting and very important for Norway.
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  • I have just visited this amazing place View is amazing Yet it’s rather hard to get to and back to the city But worth traveling for it definitely  more »
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  • This is one of the must-see locations in Stavanger. There isn't much to do, but the huge swords in the stone are stunning by the view of the ocean. A great place to relax, and enjoy the fresh air by the sea.
  • Nice place to go for a walk or running. If you are just there for taking a picture of the swords it's not that interesting. You rather should take a walk on the side of the fjord as it is a nice place to do so.
  • Looks cool but yeah, just 3 swords in some rock. You might as well go visit it if you're in the area
  • One of the few highlights in the city it Stavanger. Usually crowded on a sunny day. Recently, a small food shop has opened that serves tasty ice cream ❤️
  • Great view and nice to see, with taking a walk along the shore path past the beach.

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Where to stay in Stavanger

As with any Norwegian city, the high price of accommodations in Stavanger might be a bit of a shock. Luckily, the Norwegians have such a fondness for outdoor activities that most tourist destinations seem to be well served by several campsites in nearby areas. Rent a tent or a rustic cabin to appreciate Norway’s nature and cut costs. Alternatively, look for hotels in the city center around the Storhaug borough. Slightly outside of Stavanger lies the popular Sola Beach, where high-end hotels put you just steps from the sand.
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