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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
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
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
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
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.