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Something about the swords

We have been many times to see the swords. They stand there in the ground and are a symbol for the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gudbjorg_L
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Stavanger, Norway
Well worth stopping ..

The Swords in the Rock are worth stopping to see. They are an important historical monument, for... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nortsat46
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London, United Kingdom
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At Hafrsfjord we find the monument Swords in Rock. It was here Harald Harfagre fought a battle that united Norway into one kingdom in 872 AD. The monument represents peace, unity and freedom. The Viking swords' hilts are modelled on swords found in...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been many times to see the swords. They stand there in the ground and are a symbol for the Viking era. They are impressive to see yet so simple. The view can be so beautiful and don't hesitate to bring pick-nick and stay...More

Thank Gudbjorg_L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I live nearby. Here you will find av small beach, a very nice path along the fjord, the monument «three swords», as we call it, in memory of the battle when Norway was gathered as one kingdom. If you have the time, take a stroll...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this place at the end of July on a nice sunny evening. Ice cream van was on strand by and local people were swimming in the fjord. We spent a couple of hours there before the sunset and we managed to take a few...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made Stavanger a part of our trip, in some part to see the swords. There are impressive. There is free parking and even a hot dog stand in the parking lot if you want to get a bite to eat. It doesn't take long......More

Thank Bryan B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Swords in the Rock are worth stopping to see. They are an important historical monument, for Norwegian unification in the Viking era. The views are spectacular too.

Thank Nortsat46
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

These swords commemorate the battle of Hafrsfjord about 1000 years ago, helping unite Norway from a “country” ruled by multiple kings and chieftains to a single kingdom. A very historically important place in Norway’s history. The swords are planted around the place the bloody battle...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

3 huge swords stuck in the rock, like something from king Arthur, worth a stop between the airport and town, the swords are great, but the historical significance of the area is special, and the views over the fjord are lovely, certainly worth 15 mins...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These swords are amazing, they are huge and look so beautiful in the rocks next to the water. They look different depending on the weather and each time you see them they offer a unique experience. It can be a little touristy but most of...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

nice and calm place to visit. 24 hour bus ticket cost 90 NOK from ticket machine (time start when ticket is bought from). bus number 16 from stop number 20 (under Raddison Blu hotel).

1  Thank chani b
Reviewed August 21, 2018

Hard to believe how long ago the swords were built. Great feeling of history to stand by them and definitely a great place to take photos. Plenty of parking and a nice beach nearby. No fees to visit the attraction nor to park. Must visit...More

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g-cardozo
October 1, 2017|
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Response from Debbie G | Reviewed this property |
I could be wrong but I think it’s free. Only because I saw people coming out of the cars and walking over. We were on a coach and the driver parked and waited. There was also a little bit of an off road parking bit too... More
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May 1, 2017|
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you can take a public bus from close by. There is a tourist office in the center, they can give you a map and show you, where the bus leaves. Or you can take a cap, cheaper with 4 people. The bus driver was very friendly... More
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lena085
February 20, 2016|
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Response from Geoff M | Reviewed this property |
You can get to this easily by bus from Stavanger centre I think its a number 6 or 7 bus. It takes less than 10 mins
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