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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Swords In Rock, Stavanger Reviews

  • Lovely location on the shore with 3 huge swords cast from metal and inserted into the earth. Picnic benches and lots of space to sit out. Small car park next to the site. Limited information on the swords at the site, could do with more visible information on the swords and the artist in my opinion. While impressive, lack of information or other attractions means you probably won't spend too long once you've taken your photos and eaten your picnic.

  • Worth visiting. Nice ice cream bar, small but nice beach. Popular

  • It was great, until I lose my phone here! So no photos to show for it. There's not really any good parking other than at the roadside. So be wary if you are renting a vehicle! When we visited, there was a medieval market too, just up the road. Well worth a visit if you're wasting some time on the way to the airport.

  • Famous attraction close to stavanger city center. Plenty of parking spaces and a nice place by the beach to just walk around or have a picnic.

  • 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!

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