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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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  • These 3 swords are impressive with their dimensions. For a photo stop quite suitable, but no longer. 15 minutes is sufficient for these attractions.
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  • These swords were very close to where we were accommodated so just a short walk. The view from the swords is absolutely amazing across the fjord. And they swords themselves are fairly impressive. The ...  more »
  • The monument is relatively new and represents the battle that formed Norway as a nation, It is nice to see and take a couple of pictures, the problem is that it's in the middle of nowhere, there isn't...  more »