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Norwegian Scenic Route Varanger: Hiking Trails and Viewpoints

Visit Norway’s most easterly points on a drive along Norwegian Scenic Route Varanger. The 160 kilometer long route traces the coastline on its journey from Varangerbotn to Hamningberg. Inland lies the Varangerhalvøya National Park, while the Barents Sea closes in from the other side. The scenic route leads past white sandy beaches, old fishing villages, and a shifting landscape of mountains and plains.

Get a feel for local life with short hikes along the coast or hike into the national park for remote natural wonders. The route is a paradise for birdwatchers with an incredible array of seabirds passing through and nesting in the area. Visit the islands of Ekkerøya or Hornøya or trek inland along the Komagdalen Bird Trail.

For a road trip through Norway’s raw and remote landscape combine this route with Norwegian Scenic Route Havøysund. It’s about a four and half hour drive between the two end points. From near the beginning of the Havøysund route you can also take a detour to the North Cape and Knivskjelodden, Norway’s most northerly points that are easily reachable from the mainland.

Road closures
The section of road between Smelror, just north of Vardø, and Hamningberg is closed during winter, normally from November to May.

Check the current status and see closure dates from recent years.

Public transportation
The Hurtigruten ferry stops daily at Vardø and Vadsø and other popular destinations along the northern coast, including Kirkenes, Havøysund, and Honningsvåg. Check the port-to-port options for shorter journeys.

A bus runs two to three times daily (except Saturdays) between Kirkenes and Vardø, stopping in Varangerbotn and Vadsø. Check departure times on Entur.

Tips
• There are endless opportunities for camping along the route, whether by the roadside or further inland. Just remember to be protected against the cold.

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Darstellung
Wanderung · Nesseby
Aldontoppen
leicht
1,8 km
1:00 h
160 hm
13 hm

Take an easy-going trail for views along the Varanger coastline

Outdooractive Redaktion
Wanderung · Nesseby
Storfjellet
mittel
1,4 km
1:00 h
80 hm
0 hm

Combine a visit to the Mortensnes cultural heritage site with a trip to this peak

Outdooractive Redaktion
Wanderung · Vadsø
Vadsø Kjærlighetsstien
leicht
2,5 km
1:00 h
10 hm
12 hm

Follow “the love path” along the Varangerfjord coast by Vadsø

Outdooractive Redaktion
Wanderung · Vadsø
Nattfjelldalen
mittel
9,2 km
5:00 h
340 hm
29 hm

Hike into Varangerhalvøya National Park along Nattfjelldalen valley

Outdooractive Redaktion
Wanderung · Vadsø
Ekkerøya
Top leicht
6,2 km
1:00 h
80 hm
63 hm

Experience the rich birdlife and coastal nature trail on Ekkerøya Island

Outdooractive Redaktion
Wanderung · Vardø
Komagdalen Bird Trail
mittel
5,2 km
2:00 h
50 hm
6 hm

Go bird watching on a specially built trail into Varangerhalvøya National Park

Outdooractive Redaktion
Wanderung · Vardø
Vardø Lighthouse
mittel
2,9 km
1:30 h
30 hm
13 hm

Explore the landscape from Norway’s easternmost town

Outdooractive Redaktion
Aussichtspunkt · Vardø
Hornøya Island
Vardø

Venture to the far reaches of Northern Norway for a true wildlife experience

Outdooractive Redaktion
Wanderung · Båtsfjord
Syltevika
mittel
13,1 km
4:00 h
150 hm
144 hm

Trek to hidden bays near Hamningberg

Outdooractive Redaktion
Wanderung · Båtsfjord
Hardbaken
mittel
1,3 km
1:00 h
70 hm
12 hm

Hike up above Hamningberg for views of the abandoned village

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