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Most recent blog posts (reverse chronological order):

Svedalsfossen

Svedalsfossen was an obscure waterfall that I had previously thought of as one of those miscellaneous waterfalls that probably didn’t have a real name. It was Julie who noticed it as I was busy…

Vikafossen

Vikafossen was another one of those after-the-fact accidental waterfalls that Julie and I noticed during our late June-early July 2005 trip to Norway, but we were never able to identify for years…

Huldrefossen

Huldrefossen (I’ve also seen it spelled Huldefossen as well as Huldrafossen) was perhaps the most well-known waterfall of the Sunnfjord region, an area which encompassed the dozens upon dozens of…

Laukelandsfossen and Osfossen

Laukelandsfossen was a waterfall that Julie and I thought had a scenic allure rivaling the more famous Huldrefossen as the Sunnfjord region’s prettiest waterfall. What this waterfall had going for…

Eikjelandsfossen, Fossestein, and the Other Waterfalls of Fossheimen

Eikjelandsfossen (I’ve also seen it spelled Eikelandsfossen) was merely one of many waterfalls that Julie and I saw while doing a loop drive that started and ended in the town of Førde but…

Vettisfossen, Avdalsfossen, and the Utladalen Waterfalls

Vettisfossen was one of Norway’s famous waterfalls as it earned its claim to fame by featuring a 275m freefall, which made it the tallest unregulated singular-drop waterfall in Norway…

Hjellefossen

Hjellefossen (I think is pronounced “YELL-eh-foss-un”) was the first of the major unregulated waterfalls we saw in Utladalen Valley. However, with this waterfall, we didn’t have to do any hiking…

Asafossen (“Vassbakkfossen”), “Liingafossen”, and the Waterfalls of Skjolden and Fortunsdalen

Asafossen (more correctly called Åsafossen) was the conspicuous waterfall spilling into Fortundalen easily seen from the scenic town of Skjolden. I used to call this waterfall “Vassbakkfossen”…

Mordolefossen

Mordolefossen (or more accurately Mordølefossen) was a waterfall that Julie and I nearly confused with the more conspicuous Feigefossen nearby as they seemed to have a somewhat uncanny resemblance…

Feigefossen

Feigefossen was a waterfall that Julie and I anticipated visiting because we learned from our pre-trip research (later supported by a sign we saw a the trailhead there) that it was said to possess…

Geisfossen, Ryefossen, and the Jostedalen Waterfalls

Geisfossen (I’ve also seen it called Geisdalsfossen) was a series of four segmented waterfalls plunging side-by-side each other. It seemed like it was the most famous of the many waterfalls…

“Nearly Without A Place To Stay” (South Central Norway – June 27, 2005 to July 1, 2005)

Just then, a police car with a pair of officers pulled up from behind us and had its high beams flashed onto us. Clearly, they must’ve thought we were up to no good…

Siseljafossen

Siseljafossen was a waterfall that tested my determination for visiting it. What I remembered most about this excursion (besides heavy rain during my visit) was how obscure and tricky it was…

Tvindefossen

Tvindefossen (I’ve also seen it spelled Tvinnefossen) was a gorgeous 152m waterfall tumbling in strands with a graceful character that strangely contrasted the gushing waterfalls we had been used…

Stalheimsfossen and Sivlefossen

Stalheimsfossen and Sivlefossen were two giant waterfalls tumbling on opposite sides of the serpentine road known as Stalheimskleiva. In addition to the waterfalls, there was a lot of scenery…

Kjelfossen

Kjelfossen (I believe its pronounced like “SHELL-foss-un”) was considered to be one of the tallest waterfalls in Norway, which was something that was impressed upon us during our pre-trip research…

Kjosfossen, Rjoandefossen, and the Flam Railway Waterfalls

Kjosfossen was perhaps the main highlight of our Flam Railway (Flåmsbana) experience. Not only did we think it was the most compelling sight, but we felt it was hands down the headline attraction…

Stodnafossen

Stodnafossen (Stødnafossen; I think is pronounced “STUED-nuh-foss-un”) was a waterfall that Julie and I didn’t anticipate seeing going into our first trip to Norway in June 2005. We only spotted…

Rjukandefossen

Rjukandefossen was a powerful double-waterfall that we decided to pursue after noticing it on a free brochure while at a visitor center in Flåm. We definitely didn’t expect to see it going…

Hydnefossen

Hydnefossen was our waterfalling excuse to explore a little bit of the famed Hemsedal area during our June 2005 trip to Norway. The claim to fame of Hemsedal was that it was a major Winter ski…