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I went to the tower during a visit to kristioansund, it is up a steep hill. There are stairs within... read more

Reviewed November 11, 2018
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Great view over the city

It was really nice to see the city from another point of view - you get to see all the mountains... read more

Reviewed November 4, 2018
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Varden | Varden lookout tower, Kristiansund 6508, Norway
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All reviews great view well worth the visit tower stairs city harbour
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Reviewed November 11, 2018

I went to the tower during a visit to kristioansund, it is up a steep hill. There are stairs within the tower but the view is well worth the climb, views of the town are excellent, entry is free, recommended.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

It was really nice to see the city from another point of view - you get to see all the mountains and the beautiful harbor and everything in between.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

An historic tower with great views of town and harbour. 45 steps to the viewing platform. Well worth the visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
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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.

Date of experience: November 2017
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

Date of experience: August 2017
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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.

Date of experience: March 2016
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

Date of experience: April 2016
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.

Date of experience: July 2016
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

Date of experience: July 2016
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

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Jørn S
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