Slettafossen

Romsdal, More og Romsdal County, Norway

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About Slettafossen


Hiking Distance: roadside
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Date first visited: 2005-07-02
Date last visited: 2005-07-02

Waterfall Latitude: 62.32455
Waterfall Longitude: 8.0777

Slettafossen was a waterfall that puzzled both Julie and I.

When we pulled into the well-signed and relatively big car park and picnic area, we expected to see a bonafide major waterfall.

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Slettafossen

Floating about in the literature (including our Adventure Roads in Norway book) were claims that the falls had anywhere between an 18m to 40m total drop over a 125m length.

However, when we got out of the car and took the walkways towards the lookouts, all we could spot was a very loud series of rapids on the Rauma River.

We had trouble even locating the waterfall (we generally don’t think of rapids as waterfalls).

So we wondered why it had gotten such attention and infrastructure, because it really wasn’t much of a waterfall (IOHO).

In any case, we were able to view the “falls” from a bridge right above the turbulence as well as from lookouts along a short but steep path towards the underside of the bridge for a closer look.

In hindsight, perhaps we were a little hasty during our disappointing visit because I saw photos in the literature showing the falls a little further downstream from the bridge we were at.

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Examining some of the turbulence at Slettafossen

Apparently, we were only on top of the falls and perhaps we should’ve explored a bit more (especially downstream) to see the actual falls itself.

Oh well, maybe next time…

Authorities

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

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We didn’t have trouble finding this waterfall as were motoring along the E136 through Romsdalen. It was about 70km northwest of Dombås and about 40km southeast of Åndalsnes. The well-signed turnoffs for the car park were on the west side of the E136.

For context, Åndalsnes was 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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