Swords in rock

Swords in rock is a monument at the innermost end of the Hafrsfjord, a short drive from Sola Strand Hotel.

The monument was created by sculptor Fritz Røed from Bryne and unveiled by King Olav in 1983. The monument comprises three large swords embedded in the Sveberget mountain to commemorate the Battle of Hafrsfjord in the year 872, when Harald Hårfagre united Norway into one kingdom. The largest sword represents the victorious king while the two smaller ones represent his unlucky opponents. The memorial is also a symbol of peace with the swords sunk into the rock never to be used again.

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