Norway’s national monument Haraldshaugen

A monument erected in honor of King Harald Fairhair, who unified Norway in the 9th century.

Norway’s national monument Haraldshaugen

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Snorre’s sagas of the kings mention the site where Harald Fairhair is buried. In the nineteenth century it was believed the place described by Snorre had been located. This is where the national monument of the unification of Norway was erected in 1872, during the millennial celebrations of Norway’s unification into one kingdom.

As a cherished landmark in Haugesund, the Haraldshaugen monument serves as a revered symbol of Norwegian unity and independence, offering a poignant reminder of the country’s storied past and the remarkable individuals who shaped its destiny.

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