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“A must”
Review of Swords in Rock

Swords in Rock
Ranked #4 of 93 things to do in Stavanger
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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.
Stavanger, Norway
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“A must”
Reviewed October 1, 2012

Beautiful monument. Wish there was more history information on a info board next to it. The only info we could find was when it was installed an who gave it. But it is a classic and you should go and visit it. Just remember to read up on tje history lessons before you go !

Visited September 2012
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“huge swords”
Reviewed October 1, 2012

When i was first time on swords in rock i had got impression that they are so huge. Swords are located on the fjord, and I can definitely say that it's really created a place for them.Nearby is a small beach and a lot of grass so take a picnic basket and grill :)

Visited August 2012
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