Sogn og Fjordane Waterfalls (Norway)
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Sogn og Fjordane was a county that was rich in waterfalls, glaciers, and fjords. We not only visited at least three different arms of the vast Jostedalsbreen Glacier
, and Briksdalsbreen
among others), but we also encountered numerous fjords including the world's longest fjord in Sognefjorden
from which many side fjords branched off of such as Lustrafjorden
, and more! We were fortunate to have experienced much of this region in good weather so the bluish hues of the glaciers and the pastel blue-green colors of the lakes and fjords really stood out. Indeed, Julie and I couldn't have asked for a more varied waterfalling experience than what we were fortunate to see in the handful of days we spent here.
Speaking of waterfalls, our tour of this county started off with famous attractions such as Kjelfossen
as well as Kjosfossen and the Flåm Railway
, the unregulated waterfalls of Utladalen
, including the highest single-drop waterfall left in Norway in Vettisfossen
. We also visited the second highest singular free-falling unregulated falls in Feigefossen
as well as one of the most powerful waterfalls we had seen in the country in Eidsfossen
As if that weren't enough, we then spent some time meandering through the Waterfall Country
(Fossheimen) of the Sunnfjord region encompassing the municipalities of Førde and Gaular. That was where we encountered the pretty Huldrefossen
. We even got a taste of the waterfall-rich Fossestein (Waterfall Path). And then we saw waterfalls in hauntingly beautiful locations like Ramnefjellsfossen
as well as Volefossen
With so many waterfalls and other non-waterfalling attractions, Julie and I felt like we barely scratched the surface of what there was to see and do here. That said, we had to break up this county into subregions given the sheer number of waterfalls that we saw here. These subregions are - Sunnfjord section of Fjordane District
, Nordfjord section of Fjordane District
, Lower Sogn District
, and Upper Sogn District
. The Sunnfjord area of the Fjordane District pretty much consisted of the aforementioned waterfall country municipalities of Førde and Gaular. The Nordfjord area of the Fjordane District was the far north of the county that included Jølster, Stryn, and Gloppen, which where the municipalities that Julie and I saw waterfalls in so far. Then, the Upper Sogn District consisted of municipalities north of the vast Sognefjord, which included Årdal, Luster, Sogndal, and Leikanger. Finally, the Lower Sogn District consisted of municipalities south of the vast Sognefjord, and this included Aurland and Lærdal, which were the only municipalities that we happened to see waterfalls in so far.
We definitely feel like we need to return to this part of the country, but even as I say this, have a look at the waterfalls we did manage to see so far. I'm willing to bet that it could induce waterfalling fatigue!
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