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“Yes indeed. Swords in rock.” 3 of 5 stars
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Swords in Rock
Mollebukta, Stavanger 4042, Norway
+47 04005
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Ranked #9 of 42 attractions in Stavanger
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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Owner description: 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 various parts of the country. The monument was made by Friz Roed (1928-2002) and unveiled by King Olav in 1983. The monument can be reached by bus nr. 29 from the centre of Stavanger.
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“Yes indeed. Swords in rock.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013 via mobile

Its a great monument of our battle in a time of wikings. See if you can find out what it was. It was maybe norways most important time.
Drive by if you are in stavanger.

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Oslo, Oslo, Norway
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“Nice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

I really enjoyed going to see this monument. I was actually expecting something really really huge, but the area is actually not so big. We took the bus from the airport, obviously we went to ask for information in the info office at the airport and I have to say that Stavanger people are really sweet, warm and helpful. The ticket is 100 one way, 150 round trip. The only "problem" is that the bus actuall doesn't stop there but the driver was really kind and he drop us off there, he even called the driver from the next bus so that he could pick us up. It is probably around 10 mins from Sola airport, and the bus stop is right in front of the monument.
I think a lot of people (including me) think that this is a Viking monument, but it is actually not quite like that. It was unveiled in 1983 and they commemorate the historic battle of Hafrsfjord that took place in the year 872, when King Harald Fairhair gathered all of Norway under one crown. Still it is beautiful and historic. It is an amazing place to take beautiful pictures! :)

Visited March 2013
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“awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

you can eat across the street at the Surf Inn arguably the best Chinese in Norway and the sweet and sour pork is the best I have had anywhere...I am from San Francisco,Ca and there is not one place in China Town that makes better sweet and sour pork than these guys..

Visited March 2013
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“Just a monument”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

It's hard to get to via public transportation if you don't read Norwegian and have someone with you who knows where you're going and what buses to take. Wasn't really with the time save for some fun photos.

Visited February 2012
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“Scenic, popular Viking monument”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

I live nearby and pass these daily. In afternoon sunlight they can look majestic and hint to battles of legend a millennium ago. On a clear winter's day they're just a bit glorious.

Visited December 2012
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