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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  • The three swords are a must see. The three swords symbolize peace, unity, and freedom. A commemoration to signify King Harlad the fairhair's victory over other kings to unify Norway.  more »
  • The sword are rather big and the location is great. I would not say, this is something you have to visit, but if pass by there it's worth the stop.  more »
  • This is one attraction that is worth visiting. These swords as standing at the Mill the Bay by Hafrsfjord. This is the sword which symbolizes the past events in the area during the viking age. In addition, they are a symbol of peace as they are stuck in the bedrock.
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  • Really cute park. Got some nice pictures at sunrise but postcard pictures appear you feature sunset. We couldn't make that happen but we did get some great morning shots. I found the monument to be pretty iconic of the area, more so than other monuments. A bit out of the way if you didn't arrive by ferry, but highly recommended!
  • Great sunset, even with icy waters. The swans came so close like never before. At night is specially beautiful
  • Great piece of sculpture although I would appreciate the piece of information on it. The beauty of this place is pristine and nice! Definitely a good place to visit 🙂
  • Good place very nice for a walk right in the center of Stavanger. Love the beauty and calmness
  • Fantastic location. Near parking place. Not accessible with wheelchairs because of mud and rocks.

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