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The Broken Chain

Storjoveien | Hafrsfjord, Stavanger 4049, Norway
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Broken Chain

This monument commemorates the tragic oil platform out at sea that collapsed and capsized back in... read more

Reviewed April 19, 2017
nordicatz
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Stavanger, Norway
Heartbreaking memorial

On 27th March 1980 the Alexander Kielland platform capsized in the North Sea. 123 persons died... read more

Reviewed February 14, 2017
Berit2011
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Stavanger, Norway
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Storjoveien | Hafrsfjord, Stavanger 4049, Norway

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Reviewed April 19, 2017

This monument commemorates the tragic oil platform out at sea that collapsed and capsized back in 1980. Despite the tragic history, the location of the monument on the Kvernevik ring where Hafrsfjord and the North Sea meet is gorgeous. There is a bike/running path around...More

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Reviewed February 14, 2017

On 27th March 1980 the Alexander Kielland platform capsized in the North Sea. 123 persons died. This is the most severe accident in the history of the oil business in Norway. The names of the deceased are written on a stone plate. This memorial is...More

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Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

If you drive to a parking near by, the trip is about 5-10 min walking. Very short. But very nice small sand roads near the sea, make you relax. Nice place for a short trip. This is a part of oil history and a reminder...More

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Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful sea view. Spectacular sunset. Easy accessable by bike or by foot. Parkinglot 200 meter from the site in a small forest. Do not park in the villa area, as the residents may get upset.

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Reviewed July 8, 2016

We passed this monument whilst fishing in the fjord with local friends. I wouldn't call it something you MUST see while in Stavanger, but this section of the shore is particularly beautiful and rugged. There's a wonderful hiking/biking path that follows the shoreline - you...More

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Reviewed April 21, 2016

Memmories for offshore worker that died offshore on platform alexander kielland in 1980, 123 died on that rig

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Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

Very nice place,near water you can sit and watching just water and beautiful view.....we come at 21 pm and there was no people in there.

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Reviewed May 4, 2013

The Broken Chain is a monument remembering the tragic disaster with the Alexander Kielland oil rig on March 27th 1980. 123 workers died and this was the biggest accident in Norwegian Oil history. The monument is situated in a peaceful place near the sea. There...More

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