Hafrsfjord


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Hafrsfjord

or

Hafsfjord

(both: häfs`fyôrd), inlet of the North Sea, Rogaland co., SW Norway, near Stavanger. Harold IHarold I
or Harold Fairhair,
Norse Harald Haarfager, c.850–c.933, first king of Norway, son of Halfdan the Black, king of Vestfold (SE Norway). After succeeding his father, Harold initiated a series of battles against the other petty kings, climaxed by a
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 won (872) a decisive victory there that made him king of all Norway.
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It was also here the Norwegian Kingdom was consolidated into one realm in the Hafrsfjord when the Vikings met in the battle in 872 AD.