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Åkrafjorden and Langfoss - One of the world’s most beautiful waterfalls

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CNN voted Langfoss in Åkrafjorden to be one of the ten most beautiful waterfalls in the world in March 2011.

With its 612 m drop (2008 feet), Langfoss is the fifth largest waterfall in Norway. It is located at the end of Åkrafjord. There is an easy-to-climb footpath all the way to the top, where the views are magnificent.

Here is what CNN writes about Langfoss:

Langfoss Waterfall, Norway
Instead of falling in a straight drop like most waterfalls, Langfoss slips down a cliff, maintaining contact with the rocks the entire way down, before spilling into Akra Fjord. Langfoss isn't the biggest waterfall in Norway, but its combined height (2,008 feet) and width (205 feet) are an impressive combination. The mountainside in the background turns bright green with new vegetation in the summer, providing a striking contrast to the whitewater of the falls and the charcoal-gray rocky outcroppings. It's one of the few waterfalls in Norway that hasn't been tapped for hydroelectric power and is still in its natural state. The Langfoss Waterfall Fjord Cruise travels past tiny farms and rugged mountains on its way to the gusher.

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Åkrafjorden and Langfoss - One of the world’s most beautiful waterfalls

Åkrafjorden and Langfoss - One of the world’s most beautiful waterfalls

CNN voted Langfoss in Åkrafjorden to be one of the ten most beautiful waterfalls in the world in March 2011. With its 612 m drop (2008 feet),...

Åkrafjorden and Langfoss - One of the world’s most beautiful waterfalls

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