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Sverd i fjell, Stavanger

Categories: Monuments, Tourist Spots
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3.8/5 based on 460+ reviews on the web
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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  • A monument that simply must be experienced. It is a nice park near by the sea where one can relax with grilling while the kids play on the beach front.
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  • We stopped here on a tour around Stavenger from our cruise ship. Nice spot beside the water these three Massive swords stuck in the rock are a very impressive site, really a Viking statement. These sw...  read more »
  • It was a very short visit. We took the bus as stated by the staff at the bus station and all it took was a 15 mins bus ride and 20 mins of photo taking, and we were out of the park. The combination of...  read more »
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