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Short walk, great reward

Incredible view all over Kristiansund and using the spyglass (free of charge) all the way out to... read more

Reviewed November 19, 2017
Bern, Bern, Switzerland
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Picturesque view of the city

We arrived to Kristiansund in the early evening and stopped here on the way to our hotel - 5... read more

Reviewed August 11, 2017
Michael N
Tel Aviv, Israel
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  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
19 Nov 2017
“Short walk, great reward”
11 Aug 2017
“Picturesque view of the city”
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Varden | Varden lookout tower, Kristiansund 6508, Norway
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Reviewed November 19, 2017 via mobile

Incredible view all over Kristiansund and using the spyglass (free of charge) all the way out to the islands.

Thank AndreaLedermann
Reviewed August 11, 2017 via mobile

We arrived to Kristiansund in the early evening and stopped here on the way to our hotel - 5 minutes away. You park the car in the street and go up a path - a few hundred meters to the top of the hill. The...More

2  Thank Michael N
Reviewed February 1, 2017

This was one of the highlights of our trip. We ate dinner with some locals on the way North on the Hurtigruten. We had an hour layover from 22:00-23:00. They took us up to Varden for a brief visit, then back to the ship.

Thank John M
Reviewed August 24, 2016

Varden, it is not so easy describe how to get there, but it is close to city centre. You have to walk at least 200mtr on gravel road. It is normally open in summertime, or you can call a phone number note on the door)...More

2  Thank roarjens
Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

A trip to Varden offers a nice walk and a nice view of Kristiansund. It is also close to Bestemors hage - a cozy cafe just below of Varden.

Thank Joshua Edward S
Reviewed July 19, 2016

If you are visiting Kristiansund you must go to Varden. It's just 5 minutes walking from the city center and you will enjoy the sights. Very useful to start here and then choose the places you want to visit because you have a nice overview...More

Thank Fazhen
Reviewed July 6, 2016

To get to this tower you drive/walk to the little park, just outside city centre. This is something everybody can do. Tower was rebuilt in the eighties, so its not old as such, but it looks old. The stairs are kinda steep, so not for...More

Thank Jørn S
Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

This area offers a great view of the city. It's close to the city centre, so anyone could take the walk here. Best enjoyed on a sunny day.

1  Thank Christeres
Reviewed February 21, 2016

Absolutely fantastic view of the city! Even though it was quite chilly and cloudy still a very nice place to go. good opportunity to have a relaxing walk up to the sea. A must see.

Thank michelakia
Reviewed February 4, 2016

Varden is an old watch out tower - laying above the city. The walk up is easy and very beautiful. Start your walk through the swan dam and the park, when you reach the top you can see the mountains around the city, and that...More

Thank Peter D
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