(WATER)FALLING IN LOVE
Norway is the land of magnificent waterfalls! Take a trip in Hardanger region, and you'll be amazed by the countless breathtaking cascades. The local glaciers provide an immense amount of meltwater giving this region some of the most picturesque waterfalls in the country.
On the road just before Odda, you'll discover Låtefoss; get a close look at the twin waterfall, situated in Oddadalen. Enjoy the 165-metre-high attraction as the clear water falls along the iconic mountain wall and goes under the arch bridge.
Guide Mats's insider tip: park your vehicle at the parking spot in front of the waterfall, buy an ice cream or something to drink at the souvenir shop, and talk a walk around to capture the two separated streams.
Visit the simply stunning Vøringsfossen, approximately 17 kilometre from Eidfjord. The waterfall is easily accessible, and as you stand on the overlook platform you witness from above the huge volumes of water falling 182 metres, and a free fall on 145 metres. No wonder this waterfall is one of the most popular attraction in Norway.
Guide Mike's insider tip: before going to Vøringsfossen, buy the local ice cream Dolce Vita in Eidfjord to experience fulfill the entire experience of the area! Additionally, view the waterfall closely by taking a small hike down the old trail. Down here, there are information signs providing you the direction to follow.
Steindalsfossen in Norheimsund, provides you the opportunity to view the power of water from behind; there is built a footpath to walk in the back while avoiding getting wet. This is nearby the main road so is easily accessible!
Guide Ragnhild’s insider tip: I tend to stop here on my way from Bergen, particularly on rainy days; it becomes even more magnificent and powerful as the water volume increases. I also enjoy a nice meal when I have the chance in the old and historic Hotel Sandven in Nordheimsund.