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Norway – Jæren – Endrestø

Norway – Jæren – Endrestø

Endrestø (Randaberg): A short and easy hike on a good trail between Viste beach and Kvernevik. To make it less easy, check out the rocky scenery at Endrestø.

 

Orientation

One may park at either end of this 1.4 km hike, but I decided to start at the Kvernevika end, on the border to Stavanger. The officially marked trail runs slalom through the residencial neighbourhood at Endrestø before hitting the trail fit for strollers, cyclists and everyone else. We chose that route on the return.

This article presents one of many hikes on the coast of Jæren, Norway. Get an overview and browse the rest here. Check out the map details on this link.

 

What to see

Taking the unmarked path involves a quite cumbersome hike around the small headland at Endrestø, and I suspect few other visitors choose this route. But then it is all the more rewarding having done it. It was definitely far more interesting to follow the shoreline.

 

Norway - Jæren - The Endrestø hike

Swan in Kvernevika

 

Norway - Jæren - The Endrestø hike

Phyllite rocks at Endrestø

 

After a few hundred metres into the small bay at Endrestø, we walked up on the hiking trail and followed it the rest of the trip. There are fine views all along.

The next landmark after Endrestø is the marina in Goavika before discovering the sandy beach at Viste around a bend.

 

Norway - Jæren - The Endrestø hike

Goavika harbour

 

Norway - Jæren - The Endrestø hike

View of Viste beach and hotel from south

 

Viste beach has a beach hotel and makes a turning point for us on this trip. The beach is also a fine starting point for the hike westwards to Vistnesvågen. Read about it here.

 

Video from this hike

 

Further reading

This article presents one of many hikes on the coast of Jæren, Norway. Get an overview here. The hikes and corresponding articles are sorted in a north to south order. The adjacent hikes are:

North: Viste (Randaberg): This hike from a popular sandy beach will take you on an easy trail to a Stone Age cave and a 19th century farm. (3.7 km)

South: Kvernevik (Stavanger): The rocks at the tip of Smiodden receive the rhythmic pounding of the waves, while the trail winds in the hilly terrain of heather and grassland just inside. You don’t want to miss the memorial on this picture. (3.6 km)

The website Fottur.net has short descriptions and a lot of pictures covering this hike (and more).

Valuable reading in Norwegian from the municipality of Randaberg about walks and cultural assets. “Langs kysten i Randaberg” is an information folder in Norwegian from the municipality. It is available in pdf-format.

Read more in my special article about Jæren’s geology, flora, fauna, history, people and art: Jæren – The coastline explained.

Les om strandturene på Jæren på “Sandalsand på norsk” 

 

 

 

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