Harald Fairhairthe first king of Norway, is celebrated for having united Norway at this notable battle.
Sola Church Ruins The stone crosses at Tjora date from about the year In early Christian times, these stone crosses were used as gathering points for religious ceremonies before churches were built. Sola Church Ruins Sola ruinkirke is the ruins of a Romanesque stone church dating from about the year The stone church probably replaced an older wooden church in the area.
This wooden church was possibly the one that Erling Skjalgsson had built when he converted to Christianity at the end of the 10th century.
Sola Church overlooked the Hafrsfjord and was in use until The artist Johan Bennetter — used the church as a studio and lived there with his family. During World War IImost of the church was demolished. It was later reconstructed, and the restoration was finished in At Sola airport, the first opposed landing by paratroopers took place as German Fallschirmjägers from 1st battalion of the 1st Regiment, 7th Flieger Division were dropped on the airfield.