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 Kjosfossen waterfall

Though it is easily visible from the famous Flåm railway, Brekkefossen is a waterfall that is very much ignored. Brekkefossen flumes down near the town of Flåm from a high hanging valley, dropping a total of about 1,790 feet but because of the narrow, twisting shape of the gully it descends, only a very small portion of the falls can be easily seen – a veiling plunge near the bottom of the formation which drops about 115 meters (377 feet).

On the hiking trip to Brekkefossen waterfall you will have a grand view of the fjord and into the valley. Start from Flåmsbrygga Hotel or at Flåm station, and across the river on the bridge and walk along the Flåm Camping. Continue straight ahead at road crossing. After 1,5 km, follow the sign for Brekkefossen. Walk trough the gate and follow a red T-marking on the path. Be careful walking close to the edge at the waterfall, due to steep terrain.

Although it isn´t the largest or tallest waterfall in the area, its location (just 2 kilometers) from the city center. The hike is short and sweet, and takes anywhere from 20 to 30 minutes to get to the main waterfall viewpoint. But don´t let the distance fool you. The hike is short, steep and sweet, offering stunning views of the waterfall, Flåm and Sognefjord.

From the country road, follow the wooden sign to the Brekkefossen Waterfall. The waterfall is visible from the road, half-hidden behind a wooded knoll. The trail ascends into rugged cow pastures, heading towards the trees. Marked by a series of red-painted T-s on rocks and trees, the rocky trail quickly gains elevation alongside a forested ridge. Soon, the small city of Flåm is visible through the trees, showing just how much elevation you´ve gained. The trail switchbacks up the rocky knoll, traversing through wooded cow pasture.

After nearly 20 minutes of hiking, the trail opens up on a grassy ledge, affording views of the valley. Adventurous hikers can make their way down the mossy rocks to the base of the waterfall, while photographers can enjoy the one-of-a-kind view of Flåm, nestled within the rugged landscape.


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