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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  • Great spot and easy accessible. Recommend to walk/run from Swords in Rock to Alexander Kielland Memorial (Brutt lenke). 
    Great spot and easy accessible. Recommend to walk/run from Swords in Rock to Alexander Kielland Memorial (Brutt lenke).  more »
  • Cozy little beach with delightful ice cream (expensive) The swords in Rock is a must see nearby Stavanger 
    Cozy little beach with delightful ice cream (expensive) The swords in Rock is a must see nearby Stavanger  more »
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  • Nice place to relax, stroll or just watch the waters :). Perfect place for a small family get away like a picnic for example. I love thin crispy breeze. I am going to go there again!!
  • A wonderful monument, words and pictures truly do not do it justice. The parking lot is close by and there are many outcroppings into the surrounding water to allow for amazing pictures. As a note this location is outside and on an uneven, rocky outcropping, so those with mobility issues may have some trouble getting close to the monument. There are a couple small paths that allowed my mother who walks with a cane to get right up to the swords with a little assistance.

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