Swords in Rock Hafrsfjord

The Swords in Rock monument in Hafrsfjord, Stavanger marks the Viking battle of Hafrsfjord when Norway was united into one kingdom.

Swords in Rock Hafrsfjord

Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life

This was where Harald Fairhair gathered Norway into one kingdom in 872. The monument consists of three swords that are fixed into the grown. They symbolise peace, unity and freedom. The hilts of the Viking swords are taken from swords found in different parts of the country. The monument is made by Fritz Røed (1928-2002), and was unveiled by King Olav in 1983.

Hafrsjord is a popular recreational area all year round. There is a lovely bike route and walking path along the fjord. During summer, Møllebukta in Hafrsfjord is a warm and cosy bathing area for the entire family.

We don’t stop at the monument, but slow down for taking pictures.

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