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WATERFALLS

Find the perfect flow

Vøringsfossen .
Photo: Paal Audestad / Visit Norway
Vøringsfossen .
Photo: Paal Audestad / Visit Norway

Feel the power of the water, cascading down the steep mountain walls.

According to the World Waterfall Database, 10 of the 30 tallest waterfalls in the world are located in Norway. 

Mardalsfossen .
Photo: Mattias Fredriksson / Visitnorway.com
Mardalsfossen .
Photo: Mattias Fredriksson / Visitnorway.com

One of Norway's most spectacular cascades is the famous Vøringsfossen in the Hardangerfjord region.

Do you dare take a closer look? 

Walk across the wild canyon!

Vøringsfossen in Hardanger .
Photo: Statens Vegvesen / Nasjonaleturistveger.no Architect: Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk AS arkitektkontor
Vøringsfossen in Hardanger .
Photo: Statens Vegvesen / Nasjonaleturistveger.no Architect: Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk AS arkitektkontor

Breathe in, breathe out … and enjoy the view.

Vettisfossen, with its single drop of 275 metres, is one of the highest waterfalls in Norway.

The Vettisfossen waterfall in Jotunheimen .
Photo: Thomas Rasmus Skaug / Visitnorway.com
The Vettisfossen waterfall in Jotunheimen .
Photo: Thomas Rasmus Skaug / Visitnorway.com

The Seven Sisters waterfall, which cascades down into the UNESCO-listed Geirangerfjord, is one of the most iconic waterfalls in Norway,

To get a close up with the sisters, just board a ferry or sightseeing boat. Or even better: paddle out in a kayak! 

Brudesløret waterfall, Geirangerfjorden .
Photo: Øyvind Heen / Visitnorway.com
Brudesløret waterfall, Geirangerfjorden .
Photo: Øyvind Heen / Visitnorway.com

In some places, you can hike to the top for the most epic views.

Langfoss is a sight to behold, as the water cascades 600 metres down the mountainside into the Åkrafjord in Fjord Norway.

Langfoss .
Photo: Espen Mills / Visitnorway.com
Langfoss .
Photo: Espen Mills / Visitnorway.com

The best time to experience the waterfalls is in May and June, when the water flow is at its highest. 

You might even get a free car wash (or face wash), like here by Låtefoss

Låtefossen waterfall and bridge, Odda .
Photo: julieweiss10/Foap/Visitnorway.com
Låtefossen waterfall and bridge, Odda .
Photo: julieweiss10/Foap/Visitnorway.com

You can even walk behind some waterfalls, such as Steinsdalsfossen ...

Steinsdalsfossen, Hardanger .
Photo: Bjørn Andresen / Statens Vegvesen Architect: Jarmund / Vigsnæs AS
Steinsdalsfossen, Hardanger .
Photo: Bjørn Andresen / Statens Vegvesen Architect: Jarmund / Vigsnæs AS

... or over them, like this one in Rago National Park in Salten, Northern Norway. 

Rago National Park in Salten .
Photo: Ronny Frimann / Visit Norway
Rago National Park in Salten .
Photo: Ronny Frimann / Visit Norway

There are even more adrenaline filled ways to cross: on one of Norway's cool zip lines!

Ziplining over waterfall in Geiranger .
Photo: Marius Beck Dahle. Copyright: Explore Geiranger AS
Ziplining over waterfall in Geiranger .
Photo: Marius Beck Dahle. Copyright: Explore Geiranger AS

Or simply JUMP! (In some places and with a guide, that is. Don't try this at home.)

Canyoning is a really cool way to explore smaller waterfalls.

Always go with a guide! 

Canyoning in Trysil .
Photo: Andreas Fausko / Destinasjon Trysil
Canyoning in Trysil .
Photo: Photo: Andreas Fausko / Destinasjon Trysil

You don't even have to go far from the city to see some wild running water.  

At Bærums Verk, you can enjoy an art walk as a bonus! 

Waterfall at Bærums Verk .
Photo: Akershus Reiselivsråd
Waterfall at Bærums Verk .
Photo: Akershus Reiselivsråd

On other occasions, you might like to seek out a more private waterfall.

You can find them everywhere. 

A waterfall shower in Innerdalen, Møre og Romsdal .
Photo: Thomas Rasmus Skaug / Visitnorway.com
A waterfall shower in Innerdalen, Møre og Romsdal .
Photo: Thomas Rasmus Skaug / Visitnorway.com

In the winter, some waterfalls freeze into a giant wall of ice, making them ideal for ice climbing. But this is only recommended for seasoned climbers and with a guide.

However, if you are a beginner, you can take part in a guided climbing session at the indoor skiing arena SNØ in Oslo.

Ice climbing at SNØ north of Oslo .
Photo: SNØ
Ice climbing at SNØ north of Oslo .
Photo: SNØ

Norway's waterfalls

Many waterfalls drop dramatically from a high mountain cliff down to the fjord below, while others intersperse the watercourse in rivers. They are all an integral part of the variation in the Norwegian landscape.

The tallest waterfalls in Norway drop over 800 metres. Vinnufallet is the tallest according to the World Waterfall Database. It is situated in Sunndalen in Northwest Norway, an area with many beautiful waterfalls, including Åmotan and Mardalsfossen.

Some of the most famous attractions are Vøringsfossen in Måbødalen valley and The Seven Sisters (“De syv søstre”) in Geiranger – so named since it is said to resemble the flowing hair of seven maidens. The mighty Kjosfossen is one of many highlights on the Flåm Railway. At Kjossfossen, actors dressed as the mythological female creature Huldra dance and sing in front of the waterfall during summer.

For Norwegians, waterfalls are more than a good photo opportunity. Many are used to generate electricity, powering the local area in an environmentally friendly way. 

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