Swords In Rock

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

Swords In Rock - Review

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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TripHobo Highlights for Swords In Rock

  • Swords In Rock Address: Mollebukta, 4042 Hafrsfjord, Stavanger, Norway
  • Swords In Rock Timing: 24-hrs
  • Swords In Rock Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Swords In Rock(preferred time): 07:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Swords In Rock: 00:30 Mins
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Things to Know Before Visiting Swords In Rock

  • 95% of people who visit Stavanger include Swords In Rock in their plan

  • 22.41% of people start their Swords In Rock visit around 6 PM - 7 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Swords In Rock

Tuesday, Friday and Saturday

94.49% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Swords In Rock

People normally club together Lysefjord and Sola Strand while planning their visit to Swords In Rock.

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  • Really cute park. Got some nice pictures at sunrise but postcard pictures appear just before sunset. We couldn't make that happen but we did get some great morning shots. I found the monument to be pretty iconic of the area, more so than other monuments. A bit out of the way if you didn't arrive by ferry, but highly recommended!

  • 3 swords carved out of rocks to commemorate a battle. But this information is not available anywhere near the monument. I had to search the Internet for the significance of this monument. A little information near the monument would be helpful. Thus 1 star less. The location is very nice and scenic, good for morning and evening photographers. The sunset here is really beautiful.

  • place of beauty and silence. Visit in the morning when not many tourists are there you will get a few minutes of a peaceful silent and a calm view.

  • Sverd i fjell (Swords in Rock), located at the Møllebukta Park, is an impressive monument which reminds us of the Battle of Hafrsfjord when King Harald Fairhair gathered all of Norway into one kingdom in 872. The three gigantic Viking swords also stand for peace since they are planted into solid rock and shall never be removed again. This park is also a great place for a swim with a kiosk selling drinks and some food. Free parking available.

  • Swords in Rock is a commemorative monument opened in 1983. Its one of the beautiful tourist attraction in Stavanger.

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