Sverd i fjell

Discover this local landmark's interesting history

Sverd i fjell, or Swords in Rock, is a monument comprised of three large, bronze swords protruding from the ground. The monument pays tribute to The Battle of Hafrsfjord, which took place sometime between 872 and 900 AD when Harald Fairhair unified Norway into one kingdom.

The three swords are said to represent peace, unity, and freedom. Although the battle's exact location is unknown, it's thought to have taken place in this area of the fjord.

Year-round recreation

Apart from the monument, Hafrsfjord is a popular place to visit year-round for the whole family. Take a stroll or bike ride along the fjord and appreciate the views.

In the summer months, locals and tourists alike can take a refreshing dip in the waters of Møllebukta. Bring a packed lunch and unwind with a picnic on the green space, or catch some sun on the beach. You can also take a hike through nearby Sørmarka, or enjoy the designated sailing board area.