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About Sverd i fjell
The three swords commemorate the historic Battle of Hafrsfjord which by tradition took place there in the year 872 when King Harald Fairhair gathered all of Norway under one crown. The largest sword represents the victorious Harald, and the two smaller swords represent the defeated kings.
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0.14km from Sverd i fjell
Beach and recreational area in historical surroundings from the Viking period in Hafrsfjord. The area is located close to Madlaveien south of Madlaleiren. A small river from Store Stokkavatn flows through the beach area. The monument "Sverd i fjell" (Swords in Rock) made by Fritz Røed, is a monument to commemorate the battle of Hafrsfjord that unified Norway into one kingdom in 872.
1.15km from Sverd i fjell
The Iron Age farm at Ullandhaug is a reconstructed farm from the migration period, approx. 350 - 550 AD The farm is located on top of Ullandhaug, about 3 kilometers from Stavanger city center, with magnificent views of Nord-Jæren and Hafrsfjord. During the migration period, there was a farm on this site, and curator Tor Helliesen at Stavanger Museum investigated and mapped the sites of the Iron Age farm as early as 1900.
Stavanger City Museum
4.36km from Sverd i fjell
Stavanger Museum is located in the city center and has three departments; the cultural history section, the natural history section, and the Norwegian Children's Museum. he main theme of "From ancient landscape to oil town” is the history of Stavanger from its founding in 1125 until 1995.
4.58km from Sverd i fjell
A beautiful lake which was located in the heart of Stavanger in Rogaland county, Norway. It is very shallow, only a few feet deep. The lake gets its water from the Kannikbekken stream. The lake is the home of various birds, such as swans, seagulls, ducks, and sparrows.
4.62km from Sverd i fjell
Gamle Stavanger is a historic area of the city of Stavanger in Rogaland, Norway. The area consists largely of restored wooden buildings which were built in the 18th century and at the beginning of the 19th century. The area selected for conservation was the one considered the least desirable, consisting of small rundown wooden buildings located on the western side of Vågen, the inner harbor area of Stavanger. This area has a selection of preserved wood houses dating from both the 19th and 20th c
4.72km from Sverd i fjell
Stavanger Cathedral is Norway’s oldest cathedral and the seat of the Bishop of Stavanger who leads the Diocese of Stavanger. It is located in the city of Stavanger in Rogaland, Norway. Stavanger Cathedral is situated in the centre of the city, in the borough of Storhaug. The church is part of the “Stavanger domkirke” parish in the Stavanger arch-deanery in the Diocese of Stavanger.
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What Visitors Say About Sverd i fjell
If you like massive sword situated between the airport road and the sea this is just the place for you. There is really not much else. You can take a swim when it is warm enought or take pictures of these oversized swords. They are about 20 minute outside the city of Stavanger and can be reached by bus.