Jettegrytene ved Kvitingen Hiking Trail

  • Fra Kvitingen inn mot jettegrytene østfra

    Fra Kvitingen inn mot jettegrytene østfra Photo: Kjell Arne Berntsen

  • Fra Kvitingen inn mot jettegrytene vestfra

    Fra Kvitingen inn mot jettegrytene vestfra Photo: Kjell Arne Berntsen

  • Jøgerlaugitn ved Kvitingen

    Jøgerlaugitn ved Kvitingen Photo: Kjell Arne Berntsen

  • Mot Stavedalen

    Mot Stavedalen Photo: Kjell Arne Berntsen

  • Jøgerlaugitn ved Kvitingen

    Jøgerlaugitn ved Kvitingen Photo: Kjell Arne Berntsen

Essential info

  • Destination: Valdres
  • Season: April–November
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Distance: 3.2 kilometers (out‑and‑back)
  • Elevation Gain: 160 meters
  • Duration: 2 hours

About Jettegrytene ved Kvitingen

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. Getting there 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.

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