The route from Kvassheim Lighthouse to Ogna is one of the many relaxing and accessible coastal walks in Jæren. This particular trail explores the southernmost part of the region, traveling along rocky shores and sandy beaches. As you near Ogna the landscape changes, with the flatlands giving way to more hilly terrain.
A large part of the trail is along the prettify Brusanden Beach. You can also take a detour from the beach to visit “Hitler’s Teeth”, a stony fence built to defend against the Allies in World War II.
Kvassheim is the southern end of the hike from Varhaug Old Churchyard (8.8 kilometers).
Tips and hints
- Free parking
- Café and toilets at Kvassheim
- Joker supermarket in Ogna
Kvassheim Lighthouse is located between the villages of Vigrestad and Brusand, at the southern end of Norwegian Scenic Route Jæren.
Driving along Road 44, look for signs to “Kvassheim fyr”. There is a parking lot between the small harbor and the lighthouse.
The local train runs from Stavanger to Ogna, making it possible to hike out-and-back from there. The closest train station to Kvassheim is in Vigrestad, a 4 kilometer walk.