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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  • August 14, 2017
    ...ist the rightful ruler of Norway! I've done it unfortunately ´. But we have beautiful photos.
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  • August 12, 2017
    Go to sera...al sunset. Is a very impressive place. You'll have to do a thousand photos and you can relax on the beach ... and swim at night. We went there by accident ... but we did just fine!
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  • August 10, 2017
    My husband wanted to visit this attraction as he loved the Viking era. He was not disappointed, the views are stunning and the area around it is breathtaking and an attraction that is well worth a vis...  more »
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  • July 6, 2017
    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 ❤️
  • July 9, 2017
    The 3 swords here are a spectacular sight but that's about it. There is an ice cream van but other than that there was nothing else local So bring food with you and you can have a lovely picnic and also a swim the water was really warm.
  • May 7, 2017
    In onore di Harald il biondo👑 che ha unificato i tre regni delle Norvegie, sconfiggendo i vikinghi nella battaglia di Hafrsfjord nel 872! In honor oh Harald Fair Hair that after the battle of Hafrsfjord in 872 has brought peace, propedeutic​ to unify Norway!
  • May 9, 2017
    Interesting art work. The swords are much bigger than I expected and the images online made them appear to be in an isolated area, when they are actually in the center of Stavanger.
  • April 26, 2017
    To see Sverd i fjell is not my purpose. I just enjoy walking towards it now and then, especially at dusk of a fine day.

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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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