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Hiking to the potholes at Brufjell

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Hiking to the potholes at Brufjell Photo: Marianne Haugland
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Hike facts

Effort level
  • Medium
Landscape
  • Forest
  • Coast
  • Fjord

Contact information

Description

Brufjell mountain's highest point is 184 meters above sea level and offers a fantastic view over the Lista landscape. On a clear day you will see the lighthouse at Lista, an area know for its abundance of rare birds.

From the top of Brufjell, there is a marked trail that leads to the potholes that lies horizontally at 20 m above sea level.

The horizontal potholes were created during the Ice Age some 20.000 years ago. The sea level was higher back then.

Did you know that millions of years ago the mountains here in the Southwest were taller than the Mt. Everest is today? Brufjell is part of Magma Geopark and UNESCO. For more information, see www.magmageopark.com.

The trip to the potholes takes about 20 min from Mt. Brufjell.
There is some climbing involved in the descend, but handles have been put up to facilitate the climbing. However, dogs will not be able to accompany the owner. Keep in mind that the mountain may be slippery when wet.

The round trip, that may be combined with the stony beach at Sandviga, takes 2-3 hours.

Description:
Drive road 44 (the North Sea road) to Åna- Sira. Driving down the mountain from Flekkefjord, notice the sign "Roligheten" on the left side. Drive down this small road towards the small community. On the left hand side you will notice a sign with "Brufjell" on the stone wall of a torn-down barn. This is where the trail starts. Please park the car by the school you passed driving in some hundred meters back (a new parking lot is under planning).

There is a relatively steep ascend in the beginning. Follow the marked trail. At the top of Brufjell you will see a mail box. Please write your name and nationality for statistical purposes.
From here you walk in the direction of the sea, following the read markings down the mountain. It gets quite steep and people who are afraid of hights might find it a bit scary. Some safe handles have been put up to facilitate the short climbing.

Return from top of Brufjell:
It is possible to make this hike a round trip by walking west from the mailbox at Brufjell. Follow the trail through the gras over to the next mountain. Descend to Sandviga which is a stony beach.
From here continue on the trail back to the houses at Roligheten Follow the road to the car.

For a more detailed description, and a map, please see the tourist information in Flekkefjord.

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  • Hiking Hiking

Facilities

  • General facilities

    • seasonal
    • duration
  • Nature and terrain

    • hilly
    • geological finds
    • view
    • forest
    • Coast
  • Classification

    • Marked trails with red Ts
  • Grading

    • medium
  • Special

    • fjord area
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Brufjell mountain's highest point is 184 meters above sea level and offers a fantastic view over the Lista landscape. On a clear day you will see the...

Hiking to the potholes at Brufjell

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