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Amazing Waterfalls of Norway

Norway, Norway

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Are you Up to the challenge of the Seven Sisters? De syv søstre

The Seven Sisters is a mountain range on the island of Alsten in Norway. The seven peaks are (northeast to southwest): Botnkrona (1,072 m) Grytfoten (1,019 m) Skjæringen (1,037 m) Tvillingene ("the twins") (945 m and 980 m) Kvasstinden (1,010 m) Breitinden (910 m) The range is popular with hikers and offers scenic views over the surrounding area. On clear days visitors can truly understand why the surroundings are called "The kingdom of the thousand isles" by the local populace. All the peaks can be climbed using marked paths, and on every summit there is a notebook where visitors can write their name. After visiting all peaks, hikers can contact the local tourist association which will issue a certificate as a testimonial of their achievement. There is no time-limit for climbing all the peaks. The record for the quickest visit to all peaks is under 4 hours. A good view of the mountain range can be achieved traveling by sea in the "Hurtigruten", as it passes the full length of the range.

A natural stage for Scandinavian Folklore Kjosfossen

Kjosfossen is a waterfall located in Aurland municipality in Sogn og Fjordane county. The waterfall is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Norway. Its total fall is around 225 meters (738 ft). There is a small power station on the waterfall which is used to power the Flåm Line railway. The Flåm Line passes directly in front of and over the upper part of the waterfall (the falls continue much longer down to the right (East) of the Line as you head down into the gorge), which is one of the main attractions for tourists who take the Flåm Line. (Some of the Flam tourist maps are orientated with South at the top.) The waterfall is located about 1.5 kilometers (0.93 mi) northeast of Myrdal Station. During the main tourist season in the summer an actress dressed as a legendary Huldra (a seductive forest creature in Scandinavian folklore) dances and sings in front of the waterfall as the trains enter the station for the amusement of the tourists. The Huldra actresses are all students from the Norwegian ballet school.

The most visited waterfall of the country Vøringfossen

Vøringfossen is the 83rd highest waterfall in Norway by total fall. It lies at the top of Måbødalen in the municipality of Eidfjord, in Hordaland, not far from Highway 7, which connects Oslo with Bergen. It has a total drop of 182 meters and a major drop of 163 meters. It is perhaps the most famous in the country and a major tourist attraction on the way down from Hardangervidda to Hardangerfjord. The name Vøringfossen (Old Norse Vyrðingr) is derived from the verb vyrða (English: esteem, revere). The last element -fossen, the finite form of foss (waterfall), is a later addition.

One of the world's most beautiful waterfalls Langfossen

Langfossen is a waterfall located in the municipality of Etne in Hordaland county; The waterfall is located about 5 kilometers (3.1 mi) southwest of the village of Fjæra. The water falls down a towering mountain, a total distance of about 612 meters (2,008 ft) before the water leaps out into Åkrafjorden at the base of the mountain. European route E134 runs along the base of the waterfall, making access very easy. The World Waterfall Database declared this waterfall to be one of the "best in the world". In March 2011 CNN/Budget Travel sat Langfossen as one of the worlds ten most beautiful waterfalls. The waterfall is one of the few in Norway that has not been used in hydroelectric power generation, so it is still in its natural state.

The tallest free-falling waterfall in Europe Vettisfossen

Vettisfossen is one of Norway's tallest waterfalls and the 284th tallest in the world. It is located in the Jotunheimen mountain range inside the Utladalen Landscape Protection Area in the municipality of Årdal in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. The waterfall has a single drop of 275 meters (902 ft). Vettisfossen is the tallest free-falling waterfall in Europe and in Norway which consists of only one drop, that is entirely free-falling, is not regulated and flows with a considerable volume.