ALL ABOUT WATERFALLS
9 of the 20 th worlds longest waterfalls are situated in Norway. Many of
them fall of the mountain side on the west coast of Norway. The waterfalls are
not only beautiful at sight, but they are an important energy source in Norway.
Most of all energy comes from water craft. It is a paradox to think about, when
the rest of Europe is supplied with oil and gas from Norway. Most of all the
waterfalls drop free in the nature, and many have been protected so they may
continue to decorate the the beautiful landscape.
Some of the waterfalls are accessible by foot
and you can go underneath or behind, like the Storseter waterfall in Geiranger
and Steindasl waterfall in Hardanger. If your camera is waterproof, it is this your
great chance to experience something special. Just be careful, because it might
be slippery and the waterfalls are powerful.
The veil (Geiranger)
A waterfall in the Geiranger
fjord. The amount of water in the fall depends on the precipitation/snow
melting. Can be seen from cruse ship or ferry.
The seven sisters
sisters one beside the other. Still virgin and
single. Beautiful and untouchable. Their
suitor, another big waterfall on the opposite
side, still waits for their answer, and is very unhappy and drinks from the
bottle. That is why the suitor waterfall has the shape as a bottle. Both the
waterfalls are situated in the middle of the Geiranger fjord.
Feigum waterfall - Luster
218 meter high waterfall is in an idyllic setting on the southern side of the
Lusterfjord. You can take the short walk in to the falls or admire the view of
it from the National Tourist Route on the northern side of the fjord.
se the Kjos waterfall, you can take the Flåm Railway. The train makes a stop to
allow passengers to get off and view the waterfall at close hand. Kjos
waterfall station lies
3,95 km from Myrdal and 339,75 km from Oslo S. The waterfall lies
670 meters above sea level. The station was build in 1951 so passengers from the
trains could go about to admire the fantastic Kjos waterfall.
The powerful waterfall throws its self down the mountain side. It is a popular
and beautiful tourist attraction. Here lies also the Kjos waterfall power
station, and it delivers electricity to Flåm Railway.
Kleiva waterfall - Brisdalen
the way up to the glacier Briksdals glacier, you have to cross this bridge over
the powerful waterway. It is a part of the snaky way up through the valley. When
the ice melting is at its most, you can get a ice cold shower on the bridge.
Kvinna waterfall - Hella
Kvinna waterfall falls 120 meters and is situated
right besides the main road between Leikanger and Hella. During the spring thaw,
the spray from the waterfall reaches across the road.
Lang waterfall (Åkrafjord)
The 5. highest waterfall in Norway. Total free drop 612 m.
The waterfall lies in the Åkrafjord. A path all the way up to the top, where you
have a beautiful view.
Famous twin waterfall. The Låte waterfall is the "king"
among waterfalls and is an known international attraction. On the south side of
the fall you can follow a path that goes up to a Hotel that once stood there.
The Låte waterfall is the main attraction in the valley of Otta, "the valley of
waterfalls". It is a landscape created by the glacier. In this special valley,
the waterfalls lies one after the other, like pearls on a string within a
distance of 10 km; Tjørnadals waterfall, Strand waterfall, Vid waterfall,
Espelands waterfall and
Låte waterfall. All of them are protected.
Mardals waterfall (Nesset)
The water craft project of Mardals waterfall, lead to Norways
first protest action against leading the water in pipes. People chained
themselves to prevent the happening of drying out the waterfall (length of 655
m) and a free drop of 297 m. The result was that the fall was put into pipes,
but from the 20. June -20. August every year, the water is let loose to the
great pleasure for the tourists from all over the world. There is a path up
towards the waterfall.
Norway's 9. biggest waterfall (90 meters free dropl). The
path up there is marked and it is very steep with stairs and secured with chains
you can hold in. The trip up there takes about 30 min. If you wish a nice and
longer trip, you can continue further to Mån and the lake of Mån.
Rjoande waterfall (Flåm)
Lies on the way up the Flåm railway. It has a drop of 140 meter.
Skjervs waterfall (Granvin)
Skjervet and the Skjervs waterfall, lies by fjord road, main
road 13. Skjervs waterfall consists of to waterfalls, one on top of the other.
Together they are a 150 m high.
Sletta waterfall (Rauma)
Sletta waterfall is protected and the river goes through a
narrow mountain pass before it drops 30-40 meter. It is wild and beautiful.
waterfall you can go underneath and can be reached by foot.
Steinsdals waterfall (Kvam)
This waterfall represented Norway on the Expo 2000 in Hanover. Lies 2 km from
Norheimsund towards Bergen and is easy to reach. One of the most known and most
photographed waterfall in Norway. A path goes behind the waterfall and can be
admired from underneath.
Tveita waterfall (Ullensvang)
The valley from Kinsarvik up towards Hardangervidda is one of
the pearls in Ullensvang. In Ullensvang there are four impressive waterfalls on
a row, within a 3 hours march on good paths.
A 150 m waterfall drop besides Tvinde Camping, 12 km from the
centre of Voss city.
waterfall - Årdal
waterfall in Norway. You can get there by foot and by walking up the beautiful
Utladalen in Oevre Ardal.
Vole waterfall - Briksdal
waterfall lies fare in the end of the valley right behind the buildings before
you go the last km up to the glacier
of Briksdal. It is said that it can tell when the weather changes. It thunders
and growls when the atmospheric pressures changes...
Vørings waterfall and Måbødalen
most famous waterfall with a length of 182 m, free drop 145 m. There is a
splendid view from "Fossetromma" by Hotel Fossli. The valley of Måbø
twins down the mountain plateau to the softer and greener area near Hardanger.
IDuring the summer season you can take the "Troll train" on wheels along the old
road in the Måbøvalley. The trip takes 20 min. one way.