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Embedded in the stone of a small hill, Sverd i fjell marks the site of a historic battle in which King Harald Fairhair united Norwegian people into one kingdom in 872 CE. Modeled after Viking swords and symbolizing unity, peace, and freedom, the three swords stand 10 m (33 ft) tall next to the fjord. One interpretation says that the sword topped with the small crown represents the conquering King Harald and that the other two stand for the defeated kings. The spot offers a good opportunity for quiet solitude or a picnic. By using our Stavanger journey planner, you can arrange your visit to Sverd i fjell and other attractions in Stavanger.
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...going there just to take a picture is bait out of the way but if you pass by and there are not too many people its a pretty sight and the explanation about the whole area is interesting. more »
This is a place to take photoes and selfies. It is what it says on the tin. It is three swords in a rock. Its a bit tricky getting there by bus, but still able. You have a walk from either... more »
Such an impressive monument! Gorgeous, imposing, in an amazing location and with great history! If you're planning on visiting, wear shoes that will help you walk around on rocks that may be slippery.
Very cool place to stop by and see. Wonderful attraction. Definitely worth 10 minutes of your day.
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