If you drive along the E39 and take Buevegen across Høg-Jæren, you'll feel as if the whole world opens up when you reach Varhaug. With wind turbines, fields and grazing animals along the narrow road, you'll suddenly realise the meaning of the phrase "sky and sea" as the horizon comes into view. The high Jæren sky and the endless sea are powerful sights and a great experience both by car and by bike.
Photo moments at Varhaug
Varhaug is also an important stop if you're travelling along the Norwegian Scenic Route Jæren, cycling the Jærruta bike route or walking along the historic Kongevegen or Kystpilegrimsleia. Here you'll find the historic Varhaug Old Cemetery with its little white chapel, which is a popular photo motif and familiar from the Norwegian band Kaizers Orchestra's music video. If you take the trip on a summer evening at sunset, you can capture amazing moments on your camera roll with beautiful stone walls, sea, sky and grazing animals as backdrops. The chapel is a great place to visit in stormy weather too. During the summer months, the chapel is open and you can go in and sit on one of the 14 chairs and let your thoughts fly. Sign the guest book, read about the chapel's exciting history and check out the special altarpiece that the chapel received as a gift from artist Ivan Storm Juliussen.