Strandfossen

Nesset Municipality / Eresfjord, More og Romsdal County, Norway

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Strandfossen

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INTRODUCTION

Strandfossen was a tall waterfall that we noticed during our excursion into Eikesdalen Valley to see Mardalsfossen. It was a conspicuous presence as it was facing the Eresfjord at the mouth of Eikesdalen, though we had to defer our visit to this roadside waterfall for later in the day when our Eikesdalen excursion was finished. Even though we saw the falls flowing quite impressively during our visit in July 2005, I believe it was regulated (due to all the power lines we saw around it).

Perhaps the best views that we were able to get of this waterfall was from a distance a short distance south of the Eresfjord township. Like you see in the photo at the top of this page, we had a pretty clean view over open fields with cows grazing on them. As we drove closer to the falls along the Road 660, the falls was harder to see as there didn't seem to be a dedicated roadside pullout or shoulder for the falls. Plus, the viewing angle from such close proximity to the falls was a bit more severe and thus we couldn't appreciate its whole in context.




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PHOTO JOURNAL

We only saw Strandfossen as a result of it being seen on the way to Mardalsfossen.  As you can see from this photo, it was well worth the detourWe only saw Strandfossen as a result of it being seen on the way to Mardalsfossen. As you can see from this photo, it was well worth the detour
In addition to Mardalsfossen, another compelling reason why we enjoyed our visit to Eikesdalen was the surprising waterfalls found in Eikesdalen, including those seen along AursjøvegenIn addition to Mardalsfossen, another compelling reason why we enjoyed our visit to Eikesdalen was the surprising waterfalls found in Eikesdalen, including those seen along Aursjøvegen
After seeing Strandfossen, we then continued going north and east of the rest of the Møre og Romsdal municipality as well as further north in Norway itself with surprisingly beautiful spots en routeAfter seeing Strandfossen, we then continued going north and east of the rest of the Møre og Romsdal municipality as well as further north in Norway itself with surprisingly beautiful spots en route
This was our first look at Strandfossen earlier in the day before we headed south into EikesdalenThis was our first look at the falls earlier in the day before we headed south into Eikesdalen

Cows fronting a wide open view of StrandfossenCows fronting a wide open view of Strandfossen

Driving closer to Strandfossen along the Road 660 on our way out of EresfjordDriving closer to the falls along the Road 660 on our way out of Eresfjord

Looking towards some other waterfall near Eresfjorden along the Road 660Looking towards some other waterfall near Eresfjorden along the Road 660


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VIDEOS OF THE FALLS




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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

We saw this waterfall from the northeast end of the Eresfjord township at the foot of Eikesdalen (Eikesdal Valley). I recalled we were able to see the falls from the local road 191, but we also got closer views from beneath it along the Road 660 northeast of Eresfjord town.

For more details on the drive from Åndalsnes (not the closest town, but it was where we began our drive to get here) to Eresfjord, see our Mardalsfossen page.

For context, Åndalsnes was 106km (1.75 hours drive) west of Mardalsfossen, 303km (over 4 hours drive) southwest of Trondheim, 442km (over 5.5 hours drive) northwest of Oslo, and 508km (8 hours drive) northeast of Bergen.




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ITINERARIES

For more information about our itineraries involving this waterfall, check out the following links.




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MAP OF THE FALLS



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TRIP REPORTS

For more information about our experiences with this waterfall, check out the following travel stories.




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TRIP PLANNING RESOURCES




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NEARBY WATERFALLS




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