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: Museums, Outdoors, Beach, Observatory, Family And Kids, Nature

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.

  • 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.

  • Bus no. 29 ply from Central Stavanger

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

  • 28.33% of people start their Swords In Rock visit around 2 PM - 3 PM

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

Monday, Wednesday and Friday

95% 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.

People also prefer to end their day with Swords In Rock.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • It is a place of historical significance in Norway. It has 3 huge swords embedded in the rock and is a symbol of peace. There is a beach alongside it and one can have a long walk here leading to the other nearby places of historical significance as well as explore the city.

  • The 3 swords provides a great view of the bay, especially at sunset. The size of the swords was a little underwhelming but it is a nice little spot to bring a lunch and have a picnic on the shore while taking in a few photos of the swords. If you are in Stavanger, it's worth making a quick stop by and checking this spot out.

  • Very nice view of the water, the swords are huge and look awesome in photographs. Parking is just on the side of the road, and it's a 30 seconds walk.

  • A nice monument that admittedly can get fairly crowded depending on which time you come, nice place to spend some of your day and the swords themselves aren't that underwhelming in the slightest.

  • Good parking nearby, absolutely gem not far from centrum. Good area for kite surfing nearby too. Lots of placks detailing the meaning of the monuments.

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