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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.


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


  • Free parking


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Nearby adventures

Varhaug Old Churchyard to Kvassheim


Hiking Trail
8.8 km · 2 – 3 hr

Kongevegen from Hå Old Vicarage to Varhaug Old Churchyard


Hiking Trail
8.2 km · 2 – 4 hr

Kvassheim Lighthouse to Ogna


Hiking Trail
8.7 km · 2 – 3 hr

Kvassheim Lighthouse



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