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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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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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  • This is a cool site that you can take a good picture at, but it is far out of town and not sure if I would recommend this visit if you have to take public transport especially to see it. Luckily I was...  more »
  • There is a very nice bicycle trail in that area. If you are a visitor from outside this district, I would recommend you to rent a el-bike, or regular bike and go see this monument. It is located in th...  more »
  • the magic 3 swords is worth seeing, amazing to see the 3 of them just there good opportunities to take pictures.  more »
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  • 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 ❤️
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.