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Have You Ever Heard of the Natural Mushroom Shaped Rock?

Kannesteinen Rock has become a very popular tourist destination. (Image: Flickr Sogn og Fjordane fylkeskommune)
Kannesteinen Rock has become a very popular tourist destination. (Image: Flickr Sogn og Fjordane fylkeskommune)

Kannesteinen Rock is a rock shaped naturally like a mushroom.

The rock was shaped this way over thousands of years by crashing waves.

Some people think it looks more like a goblet or a thin stem, but most see it as a mushroom. I would have to agree.

The people local to the area use to call it “Kannestolen,” which means “Kanne chair,” as they believe it looks like a chair on one leg. They are not so happy about the name change to Kannesteinen.

Waves have naturally shaped kannesteinen rock. (Image: Flickr Sogn og Fjordane fylkeskommune)

Waves have naturally shaped Kannesteinen Rock. (Image: Flickr Sogn og Fjordane fylkeskommune)

You can find this rare shaped rock in the rural village of Oppdal, Norway, approximately 10 km west of the center of Måløy.

Roughly, the rock is about 3 feet high, and the top is wide enough to fit 3 or 4 people on.

The rock has become a very popular tourist destination, and has been registered as a protected location, according to Norwegian law. The law states that the rock must remain standing in its own environment.

Video with beautiful music of Kannesteinen Rock:

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