Swords In Rock, Stavanger

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  • Address: Mollebukta, 4042 Hafrsfjord, Stavanger, Norway
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Time Required: 00:30 Mins
  • Tags: Museum, Outdoors, Beach, Observatory, Family And Kids, Nature
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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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Swords In Rock, Stavanger Reviews

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  • Great piece of sculpture although I would appreciate the piece of information on it. The beauty of this place is pristine and nice! Definitely a good place to visit 🙂

  • It's a beautiful view. Worth the trip up a small hillside. Good parking space

  • Fantastic Location west of Stavanger. Big parking near to it but no possibility for people with wheelchair or walking problems to reach the swords. Reachable with car but also Bus nr 16 directly from city center of Stavanger. It is worth to visit the place also just for the nearby lake.

  • Beautiful view 😍 Must see for tourists and a good place for picnics (if the weather permits)

  • If it's along your way it is worth of visiting. If you'll cross a long way to see it you might end up disappointed. Swords are located next to parkig lot so 15 minutes alocated is more than enough for visit and few photos. What's missing is display with information about the history of this monument so do some reading before comming.

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