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Guided tour to the giant’s cauldrons at Rullestad


The giant’s cauldrons at Rullestad are a spectacular natural phenomenon that dates back more than 10,000 years. These naturally sculpted potholes in the rock have been shaped by water and ice across millennia. The area has recently been granted UNESCO status and is part of Geopark Sunnhordland.

Join an unforgettable guided tour and marvel at the stunning views on the way up to the plateau and at Jettegrytenuten, the site of the giant’s cauldrons. The tour follows the old road up Rullestadjuvet gorge before turning off at Skromme, leading through forests, and then ascending the rock layers. There is then a slight descent to another forested area before you climb some gentle steps to the first giant’s cauldrons. You can climb up and look down into the cauldrons. The route then continues, partly on a path and partly climbing steps, before reaching Jettegrytenuten at the top. It’s a wonderful place to take a break, admire the giant’s cauldrons and enjoy lunch before heading down the marked path towards the river, then down the old Post Road and back down along Rullestadjuvet gorge. It's a truly unique guided tour!

Who is the walk suitable for?

It's a family-friendly but moderately demanding tour that includes some climbing of steps. The minimum age is six years old. The tour is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.

What should I wear on the tour?

Wear breathable clothing that doesn’t restrict movement, as the hike involves an ascent. Keep an eye on the weather forecast and dress according to the conditions. If it's chilly, it might be a good idea to take something extra to wear at the top and on the walk back down. In winter, it's best to wear wool as a base layer, a middle layer and an outer-shell layer.

What should I take on a guided tour to the giant’s cauldrons?

No equipment is required. Take some water and a packed lunch with you. In winter, you can borrow snowshoes from Åkrafjorden Oppleving.

What is the minimum number of people needed to book this tour?

Minimum four persons. The tour costs NOK 1,950 for up to eight people and includes a guide. For groups of more than eight people, please enquire about a group rate.

Are guided tours to the giant’s cauldrons available all year?

The tour is available all year, weather permitting. Please note that it is available as a snowshoe tour in winter.

Where do we meet and how do I get there?

Meet at Åkrafjorden Nature at Fjæravegen 138, 5598 Fjæra.

What’s the duration of a guided tour to the giant’s cauldrons?

The tour takes about three hours.

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Source: Destinasjon Haugesund & Haugalandet


Guided tour to the giant’s cauldrons at Rullestad


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