Woke up early today and the weather was amazing. Spring has not arrived at all but the sun is out even if it’s quite cold. I had to dropp of a borrowed car and decided to stop by a lovely place close to where I grew up and go for a little walk.
Hafrsfjord to me as a kid used to be a place you could hop on your bike and cycle to if you wanted to go for a swim in summer. Not the nicest beach in the area, but the closest.
But the place is know for a very different reason. This is the place where King Harald Hårfarge gathered Norway into one kingdom. Before the country was ruled by many “kings” often at war with each other. This was back in the Viking age. He got his name Hårfarge (meaning The Fair-Haired) for his commitement not to cut his hair before Norway was United.
The three swords are a sculpture made by Fritz Røed and acts as a memorial of the ancient battle that unified us. And it has become a thing to see if you’re visiting Stavanger. And it a very nice place to go for an early morning walk in the sunshine.