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Vøringfossen is one of the most visited waterfalls in Norway. The falls are 183 m (about 600 ft.) high. The falls are located in Eidfjord, not far from Highway 7, which connects Oslo with Bergen.
Bjoreia, the small river that flows into Vøringfossen, has a hydroelectric dam in the Sysendalen valley above the falls, reducing the flow of water. In summer, the flow is increased to 12 m3/s, above its natural rate, not least to benefit the tourist trade. The Bjoreia also feeds the Tyssvikjo falls. When arriving at the viewing point, most people mistake the Tyssvikjo falls for the Vøringsfossen. The Tyssvikjo falls are higher but much smaller. The flowing rate of the Vøringsfossen is much higher.
The name (Old Norse *Vyrðingr) is derived from the verb vyrða ‘esteem, revere’. The last element fossen, the finite form of foss ‘waterfall’, is a later addition.
The Vøringsfossen were in 1821 only known to the people who lived in the area. One of the first visitors from ‘far away’ was professor Christopher Hansteen (1784-1873) from Oslo, who visited the falls around 1821 and wrote about it. In the summer of 1821 he traveled across the Hardangervidda and arrived in Eidfjord. It was pointed out to him by his local guide that there was a gigantic waterfall nearby, much larger than all the small falls he found incredible at that time. Hansteen measured the height by throwing stones over the edge and measuring the time in which the stones reached the bottom. His estimation was 280 metres. He was fascinated by the sudden change of the ‘flat’ Hardangervidda into the steep and wild river valley. Back in Oslo, he wrote a very good article in Budstikken, making the Vøringsfossen a tourist attraction since then.
Every year 650.000 people visit the falls, and, according to the Norwegian Bureau of Tourism it is the second best visited natural attraction.
There are two good viewing points: at the Fossetromme, besides Highway 7 in Måbødalen. The best viewing point is at the Fossli Hotel. This photo is taken from the latter. The Vøringsfossen are the falls on the left, the falls on the right are the Tyssvikjo Fossen.
This picture is really good!
I also like your stream.
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