Sauda to Roldal Waterfalls

Sauda / Hellandsbygd, Rogaland County, Norway

About Sauda to Roldal Waterfalls

Hiking Distance: roadside
Suggested Time: 2 hours

Date first visited: 2005-06-24
Date last visited: 2005-06-24

Waterfall Latitude: 59.65057
Waterfall Longitude: 6.48879

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The Sauda to Røldal Waterfalls page is where I’m paying homage to the numerous waterfalls we encountered as we drove along this stretch of the Rv520 mostly through moorish highlands between the towns of Sauda and Røldal straddling both the Rogaland and Hordaland counties.

As you can see from this page, we definitely lost count of these waterfalls, and I’m betting that the same thing might happen to you if you were to try to quantify them while touring through here.

Rv_520_014_06242005 - One of the waterfalls off the Rv520 between Sauda and Røldal
One of the waterfalls off the Rv520 between Sauda and Røldal

In some cases, I was surprised that they didn’t name some of them (at least not on Norgesglasset or the maps on Statens Kartverk atlases).

After a while, it was kind of fruitless to try to stop and identify each every one of the waterfalls encountered so we then took it upon ourselves to merely photograph the waterfalls that stood out to us while enjoying the drive (despite the rainy weather).

See the photos below for a sampling of the waterfalls along this stretch of road.

Rv_520_011_jx_06242005 - Driving the Rv520 northeast of Sauda, which passed by many random waterfalls like this one
Rv_520_003_06242005 - Waterfall near the zinc mine sign.  According to that sign, it was part of Sauda's first industrial endeavor starting from the year 1881.
Rv_520_018_jx_06242005 - Waterfall seen looking down from Rv520 as we headed up into the moors just beyond the zinc mines sign
Rv_520_026_jx_06242005 - Direct view of one of the taller waterfalls seen along Rv520
Rv_520_017_06242005 - Sloping waterfall with a house near its top in the moorish highlands
Rv_520_028_jx_06242005 - Looking across a moorish lake towards an attractive waterfall from just beneath the rain clouds
Rv_520_032_jx_06242005 - Looking past a mountain cabin in the moors towards some other waterfalls beneath the rain clouds in the distance
Rv_520_021_06242005 - A pair of waterfalls amongst the snow shrouded in rain clouds
Rv_520_023_06242005 - Looking back at a huge sloping waterfall as we were starting to descend from the moors towards Roldal
Rv_520_034_jx_06242005 - We got high enough into the moors that we actually drove through a pretty thick layer of fog
Rv_520_035_jx_06242005 - Descending from the mountain pass towards Roldal
Rv_520_036_jx_06242005 - The Rv520 was then descending towards a lake
Rv_520_041_jx_06242005 - Rv520 was now skirting alongside the lake
Rv_520_042_jx_06242005 - The Rv520 was actually quite narrow as we were passing alongside the lake
Rv_520_046_jx_06242005 - Passing by some waterfalls as the Rv520 junctioned with the E134
E134_001_jx_06242005 - An attractively tall waterfall near the Røldal Tunnel

We drove north along the Rv520 from Sauda towards the E134/Rv520 junction near Røldal. This stretch of road was about 40km. It took us a little over two hours to cover this area, including all the stops for the waterfalls we did manage to stop for.

For context, Sauda was about an hour drive (50km) north of Sand (one ferry crossing required), and 4 hours drive (192km) north of Stavanger (at least three ferry crossings needed). Røldal was about 27km (30 minutes drive) east of Skare.

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