"Storfossen"

Ryfylke, Rogaland County, Norway

About “Storfossen”


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

Waterfall Latitude: 59.4332
Waterfall Longitude: 6.44125

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“Storfossen” was an informal name we chose to associate with this rather obscure, wispy yet attratively tall waterfall in the moors of Suldal (near the lake Mosvatnet, which I think is pronounced “MOOS-vat-nuh”) just to the southeast of Sand.

I got the name of the falls from my waterfall collecting friend named Olaf Helwig, who posted it on his worldwidewaterfalls.com website a few years before our trip in June 2005.

In fact, I probably wouldn’t even have bothered to look for this waterfall if it wasn’t for him.

Storefossen_004_06232005 - Storfossen
Storfossen

In any case, it seemed like this falls was really more for waterfall collectors as there didn’t seem to be any dedicated infrastructure for it.

It was almost as if it was one of those waterfalls that was taken for granted as just another dime-a-dozen-type waterfall that would blend in with the rest of the majestic natural beauty of Norway.

And given its apparently light flow, I reckon it would probably dry up not deep into the Summer if it hadn’t rained for a while.

There was actually another waterfall I was targeting in the Hjorteland area, but after that little detour yielded only a modest unremarkable waterfall sighting, “Storfossen” was the best one of this little side excursion that I went on.

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“Storfossen” resides in the Suldal Municipality. For information or inquiries about the area as well as current conditions, visit their website or their Facebook page.

Hjorteland_003_06232005 - This was the fruit of my failed attempt at finding a more significant waterfall in the Hjorteland area near the moors of Suldal
Storefossen_001_06232005 - After coming up empty on the detour to Hjorteland, this was the view of Storfossen as I was headed back towards Sand
Storefossen_003_06232005 - Storfossen in the distance
Storefossen_005_06232005 - Closer direct view of Storfossen

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From Sand, I went about 11km east on Rv13 before turning right onto a local road (Road 600) climbing steeply up some narrow switchbacks (with a tunnel thrown in there). The view of the falls as seen in the photo at the top of this page was roughly 7km or so on that local road right across from the lake Mosvatnet.

Sand was about 3 hours drive northeast of Stavanger with a couple of frequently-running fjord crossings by ferry.

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Tagged with: suldal, sand, ryfylke, rogaland, stavanger, southern norway, scandinavia, norway, waterfall, mosvatnet, gullingen



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