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Kjelfoss Waterfall is located in Gudvangen. (municipality Aurland).
Total height is 755 metre and the tallest single drop is 149 metre.
You can see t...
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Stølsheimen nature preserve was established in 1990 and stretches from the Sognefjord up to high mountain areas at 1200 to 1300 m asl.
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The Finnafjord is one of the smallest branches of the Sognefjord, but definitely one of the most beautiful ones. The only way to reach it is by boat....
The Arnafjord is a popular destination for day trips and holidays, famous for it's many waterfalls.
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Botnafossen is a rather big and very impressing waterfall in Indrefjorden in Arnafjord. The waterfall is clearly visible from the main road. One can get closer to the waterfall by leaving the main road and driving or hiking a bit up the road towards the settlement Halsete.
On the hiking path from Halsete to the mountain area Stølsheimen, one is passing the same river, also here creating a beautiful waterfall, only called Fossen - meaning The waterfall.
"The finest ice scenery in Europe", said the English mountaineer W.C. Slingsby about Austerdalsbreen and the three ice falls called Loke, Odin and Tor....
Small and almost untouched areas with special habitats or fauna of high scientific value are usually protected as nature reserves. This is the strictest form of protection that can be applied. Within the Sognefjord area there are several nature reserves, for instance bird and wetland reserves such as the Hafslovatnet lake (Luster), Bøyaøyra (Sogndal), Vetlefjordsøyra (Balestrand) and Grånåsmyrane (Aurland). The Skogteigen coniferous forest reserve in Luster, established in 1914, is the oldest nature reserve in Norway. The Nigardsbreen nature reserve (Luster) is connected to the Jostedalsbreen National Park and is probably one of Norway’s best-known nature reserves.
Almost half of the Jostedalsbreen National Park is covered by the Jostedalsbreen glacier, which is the largest glacier in mainland Europe.
The national park is famous for its wide variety of natural environments all within a short distance of each other, ranging from valleys with lush vegetation to bare mountain and glacier landscapes. A short hike in this area is like hiking from one season to another.
The spectacular Bergset glacier, only an hour's easy walk from the road, is one of the most beautiful and impressing glacier arms.
To the west of the...