Stavern is a perfect starting point for great experiences along the coast. A bike ride or a walk on the Coastal Path is a must! Bicycles can be rented.
The coastal path offers a unique hiking experience in a beautiful cultural landscape
Norway’s longest marked coastal trail starts in Stavern and offers a hike along the coast. Amid sunny glaciers and a wonderful smell of kelp and seaweed, the coastal trail stretches for about 35 km, passing 17 campsites and 3000 summer cabins. A unique hiking experience in the changing coastal nature on the blue-marked path.
You can walk through Brunlanes, rich in ancient monuments. Numerous discoveries tell that people have lived here for thousands of years. The findings made on the Austein farm indicate that humans have settled here when the ice retreated about 10.000 years ago. Few settlements in Norway can exhibit so many and interesting discoveries from the Stone Age and the Iron Age.
You will pass through small fishing villages such as Nevlunghavn and Helgeroa, as well as “Mølen”, which is one of the gigantic moraines of the Ice Age. There many impressive stone carvings from the older Iron Age can be found. You will also find a unique botanical and geological nature. You will also see close by Berg’s old stone church from the 12th century and an old mill from the 18th century that has been restored and today houses a village museum.