Swords In Rock, Stavanger

Swords In Rock, Stavanger - Address

Address: Mollebukta, 4042 Hafrsfjord

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About Swords In Rock, Stavanger

Standing in the backdrop of a little tranquil beach on Hafrsfjord just outside Stavanger, this monument was created by sculptor Fritz Røed and was unveiled by king Olav V of Norway in 1983.

This majestic structure has three Viking swords pinned into the ground beneath and stands almost 10 metres high. It was created as a remembrance of a battle fought in 872 AD that united Norway into one Kingdom.

“Swords in Rock” is unique, distinct and quite impressive. You can either choose to spend half a day picnicking around it on the pristine beach or take a stroll on the grounds towards the springs nearby. It is definitely a place you want your photograph at, to treasure it as a memento from Norway.

Swords In Rock Information

  • Do not expect too much to do around this monument. Most you can do is take a walk around it and revel in the beauty of this place.
  • Nearby eateries are over 4 kilometres away so if you want to spend some quiet time here then carry some packed food.

How To reach Swords In Rock by Public Transport

  • Bus no. 29 ply from Central Stavanger

Restaurants Near Swords In Rock

  • Surf In Fast Food
  • Spiseriet

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  • Not as cool as I anticipated. But I can appreciate how tall the swords are.

  • Very nice place for a walk or running and of course it has the three swords which makes a good photo

  • This is one of the must-see locations in Stavanger. There isn't much to do, but the huge swords in the stone are stunning by the view of the ocean. A great place to relax, and enjoy the fresh air by the sea.

  • Nice place to go for a walk or running. If you are just there for taking a picture of the swords it's not that interesting. You rather should take a walk on the side of the fjord as it is a nice place to do so.

  • Looks cool but yeah, just 3 swords in some rock. You might as well go visit it if you're in the area

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