Oddadalen, Hordaland County, Norway

About Espelandsfossen

Hiking Distance: roadside
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Date first visited: 2005-06-24
Date last visited: 2005-06-24

Waterfall Latitude: 59.94594
Waterfall Longitude: 6.58132

Espelandsfossen was the first of a handful of major waterfalls that we encountered in Oddadalen (Odda Valley).

So it wasn’t surprising to us that this valley was also known as the Valley of Waterfalls.

It turned out that this was merely one of two waterfalls of the same name that we visited during our June 2005 visit to Norway.


And as coincidences would have it, the other waterfall in Granvin appeared to look similar to this one, which conspired to confuse us during our pre-trip research.

I’m guessing that this one got its name from a nearby village somewhere above the falls by the name of Espeland (at least I inferred this from looking at the Statens Kartverk map).

In any case, our research of this falls also indicated to us that it was said to be 102m though I’m not sure if that was exaggerated or not.

Experiencing Espelandsfossen

This waterfall was quite easy to visit as it was next to the Rv13, which was the road that cut through the heart of Oddadalen Valley.

It was quite literally just a few minutes walk from the neighboring (and more famous) Låtefossen just to the north.

Since we were heading north from the E134 along the Rv13 (see directions below), we quite literally couldn’t miss this.

Moreover, the spray from this gushing waterfall onto the road further ensured we’d pay attention to it.

Nonetheless, we happened to find an obscure space on the narrow road as a pullout. It turned out that this was one of a handful of these pullouts.

And from our stopping location, we then briefly took the photos you see on this page before continuing on.

If these pullouts happened to be occupied, it looked like we also could have parked by Låtefossen then walking along the Rv13 towards Espelandsfossen.


Espelandsfossen resides in the Odda Municipality. For information or inquiries about the area as well as current conditions, visit their website or Facebook page.


Look for this waterfall on the east-facing wall just about 350m south of Låtefossen along Rv13. It was about 3km north of the Rv13/E134 junction by the town of Skare and roughly 15km south of Odda.

For context, Odda is 134km (about 3 hours drive with a ferry crossing) east of Bergen. Skare is 323km (about 5 hours drive) west of Oslo and 179km (over 3 hours drive with some ferry crossings) north of Stavanger.

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