Nominated by CNN as one of the worlds 10 most beautiful waterfalls!
Lagfoss has a drop of 612 meters and is Norways fifth highest waterfall.
Quoted from CNNs web-pages March 17th 2011:
(BudgetTravel.com) Few things in nature are as mesmerizing as a waterfall -- the thunderous roar as water spills over cliffs, the light glistening off the spray, the sheer force of it all.
We found the 10 most enticing cascades on the planet. Some are obvious choices (who could resist the honeymooners' classic Niagara?), others are more obscure (ever heard of Langfoss?), but they all share an important quality: One look, and you're bound to be transfixed for hours.
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 ($45).
Closest major city: From Oslo, you can drive the 246 miles (about five hours) to the small town of Etne, where Langfoss falls; you can also fly from Oslo directly into Haugesund airport and then drive 43 miles to Etne.
Best time to go: The weather around Langfoss is at its best from June through September.
Parking, viewpoint and kiosk where the Langfoss waterfall crosses the E-134 in Åkrafjorden. You get the best view of the impressive waterfall from a boat or from Eljervik Farm. Please check the activity Langfoss Waterfall FjordCruise!