Coordinates: UTM 33W 0368867 7243899, 65°17'30.3''N 12°11'16.0''E
Primary interests: Tourism
A large pothole in the area around Stein. This is a popular hiking destination for families, and regularly visited by local people. The pothole is about 5 meters in diameter and about 7 meters deep.
Potholes are formed by boulder erosion into the bedrock caused by strong and turbulent water flows. Many of the potholes found in the Norwegian landscape, were formed during the later episodes of the last ice age, when high pressure melting water along the edges of glaciers. created favourable environments for the formation of potholes. In folkloric tales, potholes were explained as the troll’s cooking pots.
This site is in use as a touristic site with a marked trail and is popular as a hiking destination for families.