Varhaug Old Churchyard Viewpoint

Stop by arguably Norway’s most scenic churchyard

Essential info

  • Destination: Jæren
  • Season: January-December

About Varhaug Old Churchyard

The old churchyard at Varhaug, “Varhaug gamle kirkegård”, is stunningly located on the Jæren coast. It boasts arguably the most scenic view of any Norwegian cemetery. The location has been a religious site since at least the 13th century and today features a small chapel.

The old churchyard is a good starting point for the hike along Kongevegen to Obrestad Lighthouse and Hå Old Vicarage, as well as the hike to Kvassheim to the south.

Getting there

The churchyard is a short detour from Norwegian Scenic Route Jæren.

Follow Road 44 towards Varhaug. Look for the large signs to “Kongevegen” opposite a large barn. There is a small parking lot.

Train

You can take a local train from Stavanger to Varhaug. From there, it’s a 3 kilometer walk to the Old Churchyard.

Amenities

  • Free parking

Map

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Nearby adventures

Varhaug Old Churchyard to Kvassheim

Jæren

Hiking Trail
Medium
8.8 km · 2 – 3 hr

Kongevegen from Hå Old Vicarage to Varhaug Old Churchyard

 

Hiking Trail
Medium
8.2 km · 2 – 4 hr

Kvassheim Lighthouse to Ogna

Jæren

Hiking Trail
Medium
8.7 km · 2 – 3 hr

Kvassheim Lighthouse

Jæren

Viewpoint
Easy
 

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