Swords in Rock monument and Stavanger highlights private tour

Swords in Rock monument and Stavanger highlights private tour

Sverd i fjell is a must-see. In 872, a great battle was fought all around this area that caused Norway to be birthed. A place of real historical significance. If you are in Stavanger then you have to go and see the swords and learn about the historical significance of the monument.

Your guide will pick you up at your hotel, cruise ship or another place you are staying in Stavanger.
On the way to Ullandhaug Tower, you’ll stop at Hafrsfjord, where a historical battle was fought in the age of Vikings between 872 and 900. From Ullandhaug Tower, you will get a bird’s eye view over the city and Ryfylke Fjords. After that, you will stop at the Swords in Rock monument, where you will have time to take photos.
After returning back to the city you will have a sightseeing tour of the old city – Gamle Stavanger. You’ll be able to view the outside of Stavanger Cathedral, plus you will have free time to experience Stavanger and to shop for souvenirs before returning back to your hotel/cruise ship.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Ullandhaug Tower, Ullandhaug, Stavanger 4001 Norway

Ullandhaug tower - The telecommunications tower was built in 1964. The tower rises 64 meters on a hill 135 m above sea level. From here you have a marvelous view of Stavanger, Ryfylke, and Nordjæren. Each year the tower is decorated with lights for Christmas.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Hafrsfjord, Sola, Norway

Hafrsfjord or Hafrsfjorden is a fjord in the Stavanger Peninsula in Rogaland county, Norway. The 9-kilometer (5.6 mi) long fjord forms the border between the municipalities of Stavanger and Sola. On the west side of the fjord is the large village of Tananger, on the south is the village of Solakrossen, and on the east end of the fjord is the borough of Madla in the city of Stavanger. The Møllebukta bay area, located on the innermost part of the fjord, is the site of a popular beach and the Sverd i Fjell statues. The only bridge over the fjord is the Hafrsfjord Bridge which runs between Kvernevik in Stavanger and Jåsund in the village of Tananger in Sola.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Swords in Rock, Mollebukta, Stavanger 4042 Norway

Sverd i fjell (English: Swords in Rock) is a commemorative monument located in the Hafrsfjord neighborhood of Madla, a borough of the city of Stavanger in Rogaland, Norway. The monument was created by sculptor Fritz Røed from Bryne and was unveiled by King Olav V of Norway in 1983. The three bronze swords stand 10 metres (33 ft) tall and are planted into the rock of a small hill next to the fjord. They 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 petty kings. The monument also represents peace, since the swords are planted into solid rock, so they may never be removed.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Gamle Stavanger, Stavanger 4005 Norway

One of the most picturesque areas of the city is Gamle Stavanger, a historic area where a collection of quaint older homes lie along meandering stone-paved streets. This is, in fact, the largest surviving wooden house settlement in northern Europe. Its streets are well worth exploring, as are its galleries and museums.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Stavanger Cathedral, Haakon Viis gate 2, Stavanger 4005 Norway

Located in the city center, Stavanger Cathedral was built in the 12th century by Englishman Reginald of Worcester (later known as Bishop Reinald) as a three-aisle Romanesque basilica. The choir was rebuilt in the Gothic style after a fire in 1272, and the whole church was renovated in the 19th century. Notable interior features include the richly carved Baroque pulpit (1658), a stone font of the Gothic period, and the stained glass in the east window depicting New Testament scenes.

Duration: 15 minutes

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Face masks provided for travelers"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"
"Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms"
"Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons"

Hora de Inicio: 09:00 AM
Duración: 4 Hours
Lugar de comienzo: Traveler pickup is offered


  • Stavanger port authority, Strandkaien 46, 4005 Stavanger, Norway

Cancelaciones y devoluciones: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


  • Professional licensed guide
  • Pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation in a private vehicle
  • All fees and taxes

No Incluye

  • Food and drinks
  • Entry/Admission - Ullandhaug Tower
  • Entry/Admission - Stavanger Cathedral


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