We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Swords in Rock

Mollebukta, Stavanger 4042, Norway
+47 04005
Review Highlights
Beautiful scenery

The monument is nice, but not overly impressive. However, its a good location to take some... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mădălina C
Nice Side-of-the-road Monument

Not a lot to it, but it is worth walking up to and taking some pics. ...There was an ice cream... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Thomas M
Walnut Creek, California
Read all 650 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
At Hafrsfjord we find the monument Swords in Rock. It was here Harald Harfagre fought a battle that united Norway into one kingdom in 872 AD. The monument represents peace, unity and freedom. The Viking swords' hilts are modelled on swords found in various parts of the country. The monument was made by Friz Roed (1928-2002) and unveiled by King Olav in 1983. The monument can be reached by bus nr. 29 from the centre of Stavanger.
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good43%
  • Average20%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“small beach” (18 reviews)
“solid rock” (5 reviews)
Mollebukta, Stavanger 4042, Norway
+47 04005

Similar Things to Do in Stavanger

Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (650)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 362 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

The monument is nice, but not overly impressive. However, its a good location to take some beautiful pictures and don't forget to read the history behind it...

Thank Mădălina C
Reviewed 2 days ago

Not a lot to it, but it is worth walking up to and taking some pics. ...There was an ice cream vendor in the parking lot as well.

Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a nice little stop if you're passing by - but it's hard to believe that it's in the top 10 things to do in Stavanger !

Thank fartoomanyusers
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove out here expecting to be educated on the legend. We arrived saw, photographed, and left. No signs explaining the swords were present at the sight. I guess you are left to make up your own legend.

Thank Margo P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing sward - symbolising the fight of the Vikings and when Norway became one contry in 872. The place have a beutiful view over Hafrsfjord

Thank HelHuse
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was somewhat dissapointent at this mounement, there is small car park, and a short walk to the mounument and you have to step over the wall to reach the path the path itself is loose grit/pebble path, somewhat unsuitable for those with disabilities or...More

Thank Andrew F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a pretty cool sight to see and we drove here. I'm not sure it would have been worth it had we done the 1 hour walk! There is a grass area to chill out on after seeing the swords

Thank Puja K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to swords in rock as the sun was going down.I think the plaque at monument could be more informative. Beautiful sea views.

Thank Jacqueline T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely place with history. On a good summer day it is an awesome location to go with family and children. Good view to the fjord

Thank DanielK_Norway
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Soon after we began our "Stavanger Highlights" half-day coach tour, we stopped at the Three Swords, part of the Viking era. It was very windy but dry and bright too. Our Guide told us about the Swords. In my memory they were different heights. We...More

Thank PadTha
Nearby Restaurants
26 North Restaurant & Social Club
338 reviews
4.34 km away
Kitchen & Table Stavanger
176 reviews
4.36 km away
The Shack
110 reviews
3.91 km away
Zhong's Kitchen
10 reviews
4.32 km away
Nearby Attractions
Museum of Archaeology (Arkeologisk Museum)
123 reviews
4.13 km away
50 reviews
3.95 km away
Vaulen Beach
52 reviews
4.33 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
1 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from KaThomassen | Reviewed this property |
About 6 km drive. You can travel by bus or taxi. There's also bicycles for rent in stavanger senter.
Google Translation
20 February 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Im-away-again | Reviewed this property |
You can get to this easily by bus from Stavanger centre I think its a number 6 or 7 bus. It takes less than 10 mins
15 January 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from feliperios2015 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, if you are traveling from the main port or Stavanger sentrum (Breiavatnet lake) you get the kolumbus central bus station right in front of the lake, so take the bus No. 29 (From bus station: Stavanger hpl. 32) to (bus... More