The Zakarias Dam, a concrete dam in Tafjord
is Europes second-highest magazine dam, 96 meter high built in 1967. It
accumulates water for electricity production in Tafjord. Access to dam
The Galerie Tafjord is
placed near the top of the valley next to the Zakarias Dam. The
exhibition building spans elegantly between the steep stone walls in
front of the dam. Here, all of the elements of the project come
together in one place.
Water at elevation; art together with
the mountains that inspired it; a dramatic valley, and the rockslide
prone cliff walls. In the spirit of pioneer hydro-electric development
the building is a piece of engineering-art. Detailed in steel and glass
with a high level of transparency the building dissolves the division
between the visitor, the constructed and natural surroundings.
most the dam and exhibition building will be the apex of their travels
through Galerie Tafjord. But, it also serves as a portal to the rich
and beautiful natural and cultural experiences that the mountains above
contain. The main purpose for the building is a theme exebithion about
nature, art and technology.
hotel is planned to be built at the top of the damconstruction. The
building will consist of 40 cells, in wich you can experience the
tension and silence of this special place. At the end of the curve the
gallery and the hotel is connected with a shared entrance, foyer and
The fjord, rivers and
mountain lakes, everywhere you go in Norddal you´ll find places
to swim, but it is icy cold. At Tafjord is the only outdoor swimming
pool in Sunnmøre. Open to the general public during the entire
striking contrasts between fjord and alpine peak, and between fertile
fields and snow and ice, are characteristic of the Tafjordfjella
mountains. The gateway to this mountain kingdom, Tafjord, lies in the
furthest reaches of Norddal municipality. From here you can pick and choose from a variety of tour alternatives.
tourism association has marked trails between the cabins in the area,
where some are more difficult and others easier going. For those of you
who prefer to use a tent and find your own paths, it is merely a matter
of doing just that! The highest peaks are located almost 2000 metres
above sea level: Puttegga (1.999 m.a.s.l.), Karitinden (1.982 m.a.s.l.), Torsnos (1.975 m.a.s.l.).
buildings lie well hidden out of sight from the fjord. From the
boatshed there is a man-made path up to the farm. Terraces surround the
farmyard at several levels.
The buildings are still there, but
the people have moved out. Kvernhusneset, Osvika, Kastet and Korsneset
lie like pearls on a string on the southern side of the Storfjord
between Norddal and Tafjord. You need boat transport to reach these.
But there are other alternatives.
From Kilsti in Eidsdal it is
possible to walk to Ospahjell, Verpesdalen and Skrednakken.
Nevertheless, the mountain farm in Muldalen is the easiest to gain
access to. In order to come here you can drive from Valldal towards
Before Tafjord you will catch sight of Muldalsvika.
From there it is possible to walk along the tractor road past the 200
metre tall Muldalsfossen waterfall and continue up to the farms. For
those who will, the entire mountain realm lies before you further in