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Up along Langfoss waterfall

Up along Langfoss waterfall Photo: Samarbeidsrådet for Sunnhordland Up along Langfoss waterfall Photo: Samarbeidsrådet for Sunnhordland / Jorunn Rykkje Up along Langfoss waterfall Photo: Espen Mills Up along Langfoss waterfall Photo: Samarbeidsrådet for Sunnhordland Up along Langfoss waterfall Photo: Etne Kommune
Up along Langfoss waterfall Photo: Samarbeidsrådet for Sunnhordland
Up along Langfoss waterfall Photo: Samarbeidsrådet for Sunnhordland / Jorunn Rykkje
Up along Langfoss waterfall Photo: Espen Mills
Up along Langfoss waterfall Photo: Samarbeidsrådet for Sunnhordland
Up along Langfoss waterfall Photo: Etne Kommune

Hike facts

Effort level
  • Challenging
Duration
  • 5 hours

Contact information

Description

Altitude difference: 20–881 metresEstimated time: 4 hours there and backWalking map: Etne – Saudafjella 1:100 000Starting point and parking: Along the E39 road, near LangfossDescription of walk: The fifth tallest waterfall in Norway. In 2011, CNN cited Langfoss as being one of the ten most beautiful waterfalls in the world. The waterfall has a total fall of 612 metres, and it can be seen clearly from the starting point. The path up Langfoss starts by the picnic area and follows the old summer pasture farm road from Eljarvik and up to Langfosstølen summer pasture farm. Getting to the top of the waterfall and looking all the way down to where you started is an incredible experience. The Åkrafjord winds its way between mountains of more than 1,000 metres and the magnificent Folgefonna glacier can be seen towering above them in the distance.If you would like a shorter trip, stop at the first top called "Varahaugen"(aprox. 604 m.a.s.l) This trip takes aprox. 2 hours there and back.

Trail marking

This hike is signposted and the level of difficulty indicated by colour-coded icons. Green is easiest, blue is moderate, red is demanding, and black is very demanding.

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Facilities

  • Nature and terrain

    • total ascent (0 - 881 moh)
    • lookout point
  • Grading

    • challenging
    • marked trails with colour grading
  • Duration

    • 5 hours

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Up along Langfoss waterfall

Altitude difference: 20–881 metresEstimated time: 4 hours there and backWalking map: Etne – Saudafjella 1:100 000Starting point and parking: Along the...

Up along Langfoss waterfall

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