Picture by the silversmith Lise Nilsen.
has a 182 meters (597 feet) free fall before continuing through the
grand canyon Måbødalen. The river Bjoreia steeps down the 2-300 metres
deep valley and Vøringfossen and Tyssvikjo falls into the deep. Many
people think Tyssvikjo is Vøringfossen because they see it first. Its
just a nice small waterfall compared to Vøringfossen.
Vøringfossen waterfall is situated about 280 km from Bergen and 300 km from Oslo. Among many Norwegian waterfalls the best known one is
Vøringfossen. The most beautiful view you will have when sun and
water are creating a rainbow into the valley.
Høel Farm is the mountain farm that once owned the waterfall.
At the foot of Vøringfossen, and by the ascent of the Måbødalen valley, you will find the Hardangervidda Nature Centre which is a must along with a journey on the Troll Train.
You find the path a couple of km from the cafe, along the road that Trolltrain
uses. There is parking along the main road. You can also walk from the
cafe. It is more than 2-300 metres down to the bottom of the waterfall.
The noise and damp makes it a special experience. The damp from the
water makes the stone slippery! Hold your camea over the fence and snap
Do NOT climb or try to hang from the trees og go
outside the fence or try to come closer. You feel how the raw and
strong nature makes you small, and how nature has buildt this stunning
wiev through thousands of years. A really stunning atmosphere and a
wonderful wiev, colours and lots and lots of flowers. Flowers love the
dusty rain, and this is really a
strong feeling, looking at the white water hearing the sound. Look at
the flowers, and please do not pick them!