Friday, 15 April 2016

Top10 Most Beautiful Waterfalls of Norway

Norway is fantastically stunning with its fjords and ancient legends of trolls, but the true pearl of Norway are its multiple waterfalls striking with their unreal beauty and immensity. Reportedly, there are hundreds of waterfalls on the country's territory, with 14 of them being the highest in Europe.


Mardalsfossen, a waterfall from Møre og Romsdal county, is one of the ten highest waterfalls in Europe. It is located in the municipality of Nesset. The waterfall is depicted in Nesset's coat-of-arms. The waterfall consists of two large drops and several smaller ones lower down. The highest vertical drop, which is 358 meters, is one of the tallest in Norway.

Mardalsfossen, Norway

The water has been tapped for hydroelectric use and flows over the falls during the summer tourist season from 20 June until 20 August. At other times, it is channeled through the hydroelectric scheme. 


Vøringfossen, Norway

Vøringfossen lies at the top of Måbødalen in the municipality of the Eidfjord, in Hordaland. It has a free fall of 145 meters and a total fall of 182 meters. It is perhaps the most famous in the country and a major tourist attraction on the way down from Hardangervidda to the Hardangerfjord


Tvindefossen is a waterfall near the county of Voss. The many-stranded waterfall pours down from 152 meter height. 


Kjosfossen is one of the most visited waterfalls in Norway, located in Aurland municipality in Sogn og Fjordane county, next to the Flåm Railway. It is an impressive sight and the sound of the water is like thunder.

Kjosfossen, Norway

The waterfall is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Norway. Its total fall is around 225 meters. There is a small power station on the waterfall which is used to power the Flåm Line railway. 


Langfossen, Norway

Langfossen is a waterfall located in the municipality of Etne in Hordaland county. The water falls down a towering mountain, covering a total distance of about 612 meters before it leaps out into Åkrafjorden at the base of the mountain. 


Månafossen, Norway

Månafossen is the highest waterfall in Rogaland and most spectacular. 92-metre tall, it is located in a fairly isolated area. There is a parking nearby with a steep, rough 250-metre hiking trail up a mountainside to see the waterfall. The hike takes about 30 minutes. 


Låtefossen, Norway

Låtefossen is a waterfall situated in the municipality of Odda in Hordaland County. The 165-metre tall waterfall is unique as it consists of two separate streams flowing down from the lake Lotevatnet. And as they fall, the join together in the middle of the waterfall. 


The Seven Sisters, Norway

The Seven Sisters are among the most famous waterfalls in the Geirangerfjord. It consists of seven separate streams, and the tallest of the seven has a free fall of 250 meters. The waterfall is located in Stranda municipality in Møre og Romsdal county. The water level depends on the snow thaw and may affect whether it is possible to see all seven falls equally clearly. 


Stigfossen, Norway

Stigfossen and Tverrdalsfossen are the pair of main waterfalls surrounding the famous 11-turn serpentine road Trollstigen (the Ladder of Trolls). Just imagine steep serpentine road where you can see one waterfall or the other with each turn! 

Hint: the best period to see waterfalls is when the glaciers melt, and the streams reach their maximum power. 

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