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Hiking to the potholes at Brufjell

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The horizontal potholes at Brufjell were created during the Ice Age some 20.000 years ago when the sea level was higher. The potholes lie horizontally 20 meters above sea level and are of various sizes and some are so big that people can climb inside them.

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  • Coast
  • Fjord

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Description

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

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

The horizontal potholes were created during the Ice Age some 20.000 years ago. Did you know that millions of years ago the mountains here in the Southwest were taller than 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 30 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 a picnic at the stony beach "Sandviga", takes 3-4 hours.

Description:
Drive road 44 (the North Sea road) to Åna- Sira. Driving down the mountain towards Åna-Sira, 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 the big parking lot. This is the only allowed parking. Walk along the road till the end. That is where the trail starts.

New trails have been created in 2014. They are all marked.
There is a relatively steep ascend before arriving at Brufjell. At the top of Brufjell you will see a mail box. Feel free to write your name and nationality.
Follow the sign to the potholes  and walk down the mountain. It gets very 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.
Do not bring dogs or small children!

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

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  • Nature and terrain

    • hilly
    • geological finds
    • view
    • forest
    • Coast
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    • 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 north sea and the Lista landscape. On a clear day...

Hiking to the potholes at Brufjell

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