The Giant’s Cauldrons, known as “Jettegrytene” in Norwegian, are a family-friendly attraction in Åbødalen Valley. Over centuries the rushing water has carved holes in the rock, creating small “cauldrons”. There’s also a small waterfall to see.
The valley is a popular destination for locals on a warm summers day and at Storemyr, by the trailhead, there is a swimming and picnic area. The terrain can be wet and marshy so waterproof footwear is recommended.
Tips, hints and links
- Free parking
- Swimming spot and picnic tables at Storemyr
Åbødalen is a short detour from Norwegian Scenic Route Ryfylke. The trail starts from next to the swimming area at Storemyrtjørna Lake, 7.7 kilometers north of Sauda.
From the center of Sauda, head north on Rådhusgata, which changes name to Espelandsvegen and follows the Nordelva River north. Continue along this road, eventually crossing the river and arriving at Storemyrtjørna, where there is a parking lot.