Jettegrytene (Jøgerlaugitn) are some colossal potholes with dark mountainsides, eerie enough that witches ( joker or jyger ) guild there, according to credible witnesses ." The potholes were created during the Ice Age, and the location are both geological and natural great. A unique attraction for the entire family.
From Bagn, drive to Reinli and continue towards Stavadalen and Nordre Fjellstølen (toll road NOK 40,- in 2010). Continue 6 km from Stavadalen to Kavlan. There's a parking area on the right hand side of the road.
Follow the road on foot. You will pass by a gravel pit, and further down the road is closed with a chain (to prevent cars from going in). The route upwards in the forest Is easy to follow and the last section is a clear path to Kvitingen, and then along the water towards Jettegrytene/potholes.
Alternatively, exit from road 51 towards Merket and take the toll road (NOK 50,-in 2011) to the southern end of Lake Pardisfjorden. From there, turn right towards Kinn. After 2.9 km, turn left. Parking at the end of the road after another 500 m. A small path exits to the right and leads straight ahead over a meadow and into the forest. At an unmarked path crossing, keep to the right alongside the lake. Continue straight ahead over a rocky area, and soon you will reach the potholes of Kvitingen.
It is said that this may have been a sacrificial and leveling place, perhaps in the stone age . Settlements from this period are registered at Ølsjøen, not far away Kvitingen . The potholes have enough their secrets.
A gjøger is sister to troll. In Norse mythology, the designation of a giantess, a repulsive creature with a long neck and a long nose.
An out-and-back route takes you to a certain point, for example the peak of a mountain, before returning to the start along the same trail. Distance and duration calculations are based on the total trip.
A loop route, also known as a circuit, brings you back to the start while avoiding retracing your steps. Distance and duration calculations are based on the total trip.
A point-to-point route takes you from one location to another, without returning to the start. Distance and duration calculations are based on one-way travel.