Parts of the hike follows partially this road and the road has therefore been named "Kongevegen" (the Royal road/King's road). Some of the ancient tracks are still visible. The beach zone is rich in cultural heritage, and the entire area is a protected landscape area. The hike can start and finish at different locations.

The most usual stretches are: 

  • Hå gamle prestegard – Obrestad harbour
  • Obrestad harbour  - Grødalandstunet
  • Grødalandstunet – Varhaug gamle kirkegard

Attractions along the route:

From north to the south: Hå gamle prestegård (old vicarage), a large burial ground at Hå, excavated and restored​​​​​​, Obrestad lighthouse, Grødalandstunet with buildings from the 1700s and 1800s, coal drilling monument at Grødalandsstranden, millhouse and dry house at Bodle and Varhaug old cemetery. More burial mounds along the entire beach. Parts of the area are also plant-life protected.  

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Contact

Address:
  • 4365 NÆRBØ
Phone:
51 85 92 00
Email:
info@regionstavanger.com
Website:
www.ut.no/tur/2.1853/

Facilities

Level of difficulty:
  • Easy (green)
Distance:
  • 8.5km
Duration:
  • Short (0.5-3h)
Total ascent:
  • 118m
Terrain:
  • Coastal area
Surface:
  • Path
Season:
  • Autumn
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Winter

Where is Kongevegen - the Royal road?