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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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If you are in Stavanger then you have to go and see the swords and learn about the historical significance of the monument. The beach beside the monument is ‘the’ beach to swim at during the season... more »
as a person of Norwegian heritage and one of a billion people to claim being a descendant of King Harald (The Fair-haired), this was a thrilling moment to stand and gaze up at the Swords in the Rock..... more »
Such an impressive monument! Gorgeous, imposing, in an amazing location and with great history! If you're planning on visiting, wear shoes that will help you walk around on rocks that may be slippery.
Very cool place to stop by and see. Wonderful attraction. Definitely worth 10 minutes of your day.
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