Find the perfect flow
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.
Do you dare take a closer look?
Walk across the wild canyon!
Breathe in, breathe out … and enjoy the view.
Vettisfossen, with its single drop of 275 metres, is one of the highest 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!
In some places, you can hike to the top for the most epic views.
The best time to experience the waterfalls is in May and June, when the water flow is at its highest.
Or simply JUMP! (In some places and with a guide, that is. Don't try this at home.)
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!
On other occasions, you might like to seek out a more private waterfall.
You can find them everywhere.
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.
Waterfall safety tips
Please respect the potential danger of the waterfalls. Not only is the current strong if you fall in, but the ground nearby is often slippery and wet from mist, and the cliffs are steep and high.
Take care to obey the signs and stay on the path. If there are fenced viewing areas, please do not step outside the fences, as the ground may be slippery or structurally weak.
Be especially careful in winter when the mist freezes to ice, or in the spring when the flow is especially strong.
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.
Experience Vøringsfossen on a Hardangerfjord in a nutshell tour with Fjord Tours.
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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