Storseterfossen, Grinddalsfossen, and Geirangerfossen

Geiranger, More og Romsdal County, Norway

About Storseterfossen, Grinddalsfossen, and Geirangerfossen


Hiking Distance: 4km round trip (Storseterfossen); 2km round trip (Geirangerfossen); 10km round trip (all waterfalls)
Suggested Time: 2 hours (Storseterfossen); 30-45 minutes (Geirangerfossen); 5-6 hours (all waterfalls)

Date first visited: 2005-07-01
Date last visited: 2019-07-18

Waterfall Latitude: 62.10507
Waterfall Longitude: 7.23116

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Storseterfossen (or Storsæterfossen), Grinddalsfossen, and Geirangerfossen were the prominent waterfalls in and behind the town of Geiranger.

Storseterfossen was an unusual 30m waterfall on the Vesteråselva in that it was well-hidden from the town of Geiranger while also allowing hikers to go behind it.

Storseterfossen_113_07182019 - Storsæterfossen backed by the Grinddalsnibba
Storsæterfossen backed by the Grinddalsnibba

This aspect about going behind the falls didn’t seem to be a common trait amongst Norwegian waterfalls.

I recalled only Steinsdalsfossen was the other waterfall that we visited in Norway that let us go behind it.

“Grinddalsfossen” (on the Grinddalselva though the name of the falls seemed to be unofficial) was a long cascade that we observed tumbling towards the town of Geiranger.

We first noticed it on our first trip to Norway in 2005 when on one of the popular tourist cruises of the Geirangerfjord.

Geirangerfjorden_141_07012005 - Grinddalsfossen tumbling towards the town of Geiranger as seen from a Geirangerfjord Cruise on our first visit back in 2005
Grinddalsfossen tumbling towards the town of Geiranger as seen from a Geirangerfjord Cruise on our first visit back in 2005

We also noticed it while hiking on the Storseterfossen Trail, which we’ll get into later in this write-up.

When we returned to Geiranger in 2019, we spent a bit more time in the area.

That was when we realized that we could view Grinddalsfossen directly from the Hotel Union as well as the Norwegian Fjordcenter across the Fv63.

Of the waterfalls in this writeup, Grinddalsfossen really acted more like a scenic backdrop as I wasn’t aware of a particular trail dedicated to experiencing it more intimately.

Geiranger_362_07182019 - This was the view of Grinddalsfossen from inside our hotel room at the Hotel Union in Geiranger
This was the view of Grinddalsfossen from inside our hotel room at the Hotel Union in Geiranger

Finally, the Geirangerfossen rushed right through mountain-hugging town of Geiranger itself.

While river nomenclature in the Geiranger area wasn’t very clear on Norgeskart, we did notice on some local hiking maps of Geiranger that they called the falls Geirangerfossen so we’ll stick to that convention here.

This particular waterfall benefitted from the completion of a new Waterfall Walk (Fossevandring).

The well-developed trail followed alongside its nearly constant stretch of whitewater between the Hotel Union and the main part of the town of Geiranger.

Geiranger_320_07182019 - One of the more vertical drops of Geirangerfossen as seen from the new Waterfall Trail.  Note the Grinddalsnibba and Grinddalsfossen in the distance towards the top of this photo
One of the more vertical drops of Geirangerfossen as seen from the new Waterfall Trail. Note the Grinddalsnibba and Grinddalsfossen in the distance towards the top of this photo

It was during this waterfall walk that we better appreciated the augmented flow of Geirangerfossen thanks to the merging of the Vesteråselva, Grinddalselva, and Maråkelva rivers into this watercourse further upstream of town.

Experiencing Storseterfossen, Grinddalsfossen, and Geirangerfossen

Both Storseterfossen and Geirangerfossen were best experienced by hiking to them (Grinddalsfossen was more of a bonus waterfall in the background).

As for the hiking options, there were many ways to go about it.

You could just do the Geirangerfossen on the new trail, which was about 1km (each way) with about a 70m elevation change and could easily be done in around 15-30 minutes or longer (depending on how often you stop).

Storseterfossen_067_07182019 - The backside of the Storseterfossen waterfall
The backside of the Storseterfossen waterfall

Or, you could also just go for the more vertical and more hidden Storseterfossen on a 2km trail (4km round trip) gaining 230m on its own.

But if you want to experience it all, you’ve got a couple of options for that.

Both times we’ve been to Geiranger (in July 2005 and July 2019), we’ve driven to the Storseterfossen Waterfall.

This came with its own headaches in that the limited parking situation in both the town of Geiranger as well as the Storseterfossen Trailhead (see directions below) tested my patience and increased the stress factor.

Geiranger_171_07182019 - View of Grinddalsfossen from the Norwegian Fjordcenter, where there was limited public street parking right across the Fv63 from the Hotel Union, the new Waterfall Trail running downstream along the river in this photo, and the linking trail leading up to Vesterås
View of Grinddalsfossen from the Norwegian Fjordcenter, where there was limited public street parking right across the Fv63 from the Hotel Union, the new Waterfall Trail running downstream along the river in this photo, and the linking trail leading up to Vesterås

So to save on the hassles of finding parking, you could also hike the whole thing by combining Geirangerfossen and Storseterfossen.

You’d have to link the two trails with a direct hiking trail between the Hotel Union to the Vesterås Farm (i.e. the nearest Storseterfossen car park).

That linking trail was 2km long and climbed about 250m so it would likely take about 45-60 minutes in each direction.

Adding it all up, if you’re going to hike up from the fjord all the way up to Storseterfossen and back, you’re looking at about a 5-6km hike in each direction (or 10-12km round trip).

Storseterfossen_001_07182019 - Signage for the 2km linking trail at the Vesterås Farm, which says it's 45 minutes
Signage for the 2km linking trail at the Vesterås Farm, which says it’s 45 minutes

Given the total elevation gain of nearly 550m, this hike would likely require a half-day though I could easily see it taking the better part of a day.

The following detailed trail descriptions will only focus on treating the Storseterfossen Trail and the new Waterfall Trail as separate hikes since that’s how we (luckily) managed to do them.

By driving to the Storseterfossen Trailhead at Vesterås, I ended up saving that extra 4km (perhaps 90 minutes) round trip because I didn’t need to do that linking trail between Hotel Union and Vesterås.

Again, it’s a tradeoff between parking anxieties while saving 90 minutes of time and effort versus the extra hiking distance but greater piece of mind concerning the parking.

Storseterfossen Trail Description – the initial climb from Vesterås

Storsaeterfossen_003_jx_07012005 - Looking down towards the road Fv63 from the unpaved stretch of road as we backtracked towards the official trailhead for Storseterfossen. This photo was taken in 2005 when there was a lot more snow on the mountains than on our 2019 trip
Looking down towards the road Fv63 from the unpaved stretch of road as we backtracked towards the official trailhead for Storseterfossen. This photo was taken in 2005 when there was a lot more snow on the mountains than on our 2019 trip

Starting from the car park at the Vesterås Farm (see directions below), I had a choice of which trail to go up to reach Storseterfossen.

The most obvious and perhaps tamer trail involved backtracking down the unpaved road for 125m to the signed official trailhead on the left. This was the path that Julie and I took on our first visit in 2005.

Along the way, we could already see Grinddalsfossen making its tumble towards Geiranger.

Then, the trail went up a 650m stretch that climbed with an elevation gain of about 120m in a rather sweat inducing relentless uphill hike.

Storseterfossen_009_07182019 - When starting the hike from the Vesterås Farm, as you can see from this sign, you have a choice of which Storsæterfossen Trail to take - the 1.5km path or the 2.0km path.  The easier path was actually the longer 2.0km 'green' path
When starting the hike from the Vesterås Farm, as you can see from this sign, you have a choice of which Storsæterfossen Trail to take – the 1.5km path or the 2.0km path. The easier path was actually the longer 2.0km ‘green’ path

Over the years, they’ve turned the formerly grassy-sloped trail into one that included more big slabs of rock now acting more like steps.

Alternatively, I also managed to take a more direct but rougher uphill trail that went up from the Vesterås Farm towards the trail junction that met up with the main trail described above.

This shorter trail shaved off about 500m in each direction, but it definitely took my breath away with its steepness.

If you do choose to take directly trail from Vesterås to the merging with the main trail, I’d recommend you only do this trail in the uphill direction.

The steepness and lesser-maintained nature of this trail meant that going downhill could have a bit of unstable footing (and thus a less pleasurable walking experience).

Storseterfossen Trail Description – beyond the initial climb

From the merging of both the direct uphill trail and the main trail itself, I continued to gain another 110m of elevation as the climb finally started to flatten out.

Storseterfossen_030_07182019 - On the main trail to Storseterfossen, these big stone slabs acted as steps to help make the hike less muddy and more surefooted.  These definitely weren't there on our first time hiking this back in 2005
On the main trail to Storseterfossen, these big stone slabs acted as steps to help make the hike less muddy and more surefooted. These definitely weren’t there on our first time hiking this back in 2005

At around 650m or so from the trail merging, I was able to get a frontal look at Storseterfossen framed by the scenic Grinddalsnibba behind it.

On each of our visits, I easily got this view directly from the main trail, but on my first visit, I recalled there was an additional scrambling path slightly off the main trail to get a similar view.

In any case, after about 800m from the trail junction (or 1.5km from the trailhead), I reached another trail junction, which was a little further upstream of the falls.

I had a choice of continuing into the Vesterås Valley to the left, but instead, I kept right to backtrack towards the brink of Storseterfossen.

Storseterfossen_048_07182019 - Context of the Storseterfossen and the trail
Context of the Storseterfossen and the trail

That was where I saw a bit of an informal resting area where people were basking in the sun or having a picnic.

In this spot, I also noticed a side trail that descended around the hill before hugging a cliff ledge (with fencing) that ultimately arrived behind the cool and moist backside of Storseterfossen.

Storseterfossen Trail Description – behind the waterfall

The sloping cliff-hugging stretch of trail probably was about 100m long.

Most of this part of the trail was beneath the overhanging cliff walls, and in one part, it was deep enough to house a couple of interpretive signs.

Storseterfossen_088_07182019 - Descending the narrow cliff-hugging trail to get to the backside of Storseterfossen
Descending the narrow cliff-hugging trail to get to the backside of Storseterfossen

Towards the bottom, I had to really bend over due to the overhang creeping lower and lower onto the trail from above.

Once behind the falls, I noticeably felt the change in temperatures thanks to the falls spraying or at least providing a cool, comfortable mist that contrasted with the warm weather (both times I’ve done this hike were on warm days).

Throughout the descent and the backside of the falls, there were railings or fencing to keep visitors back from the dropoffs (and minimize the chances of having a repeat occurence of a person who fell and died here prior to our 2005 visit).

When Julie and I first came here, we noticed there appeared to be artifacts of what might have been an old path coming down here from the other side of the falls, but that looked dangerous and unprotected.

Storsaeterfossen_019_jx_07012005 - Looking out towards snowy-capped mountains from behind Storsæterfossen. Indeed, this was one of those waterfalls that we could get behind
Looking out towards snowy-capped mountains from behind Storsæterfossen. Indeed, this was one of those waterfalls that we could get behind

I’d imagine that it might have had something to do with the past fatalities here.

Anyhow, when I came back here in 2019, I didn’t see such artifacts anymore. In fact, they even had fencing put up at the very brink of the falls up above so one would not even entertain attempting that route.

After having my fill of the backside of Storseterfossen, I then turned back and enjoyed the resting area atop the falls where I got expansive views looking downstream over the brink of the falls as well as upstream deeper into the Vesterådalen.

When I had my fill of this resting area (rasteplass), I then looked forward to the all downhill trail to return to the trailhead.

Storseterfossen_121_07182019 - Enjoying the views as I was descending the Storseterfossen Trail to return to the Vesterås Farm
Enjoying the views as I was descending the Storseterfossen Trail to return to the Vesterås Farm

Overall, this hike took me 90 minutes covering a round-trip distance of about 4km. On our first visit, it took Julie and I closer to two hours to do this hike.

If you’re walking up from say the Hotel Union or Norwegian Fjordcenter, then this distance increases to 8km round trip, which would add an additional 45-60 minutes in each direction.

The Waterfall Trail alongside Geirangerfossen

This hike (actually more of a stroll) describes the new Waterfall Trail, which pretty much followed along the Geirangerfossen part of the Grinddalselva.

It was actually the key trail that linked both the Hotel Union (next door to the Norwegian Fjordcenter, which was an interpretive museum and visitor center) with the main part of Geiranger down by the Geirangerfjord.

Geiranger_303_07182019 - The new Waterfall Trail alongside the Geirangerfossen
The new Waterfall Trail alongside the Geirangerfossen

The 1km walk itself was very well-developed and had steps as well as metal catwalks, lookouts, and quite a few interpretive signs.

The walk would take around 15-20 minutes without stops, but given how scenic it was, I know we wound up spending more time than that.

As we followed the footpath downwards from the Norwegian Fjordcenter, we could already see that there was a convergence of two rivers adjacent to the Hotel Union.

I believe that other river came from Vesteråselva (the same stream that Storseterfossen was on), and it made me wonder if this confluence of the two rivers had something to do with the name of the Hotel Union.

Geiranger_340_07182019 - Context of the new Waterfall Trail alongside Geirangerfossen with the Geirangerfjord acting as the backdrop
Context of the new Waterfall Trail alongside Geirangerfossen with the Geirangerfjord acting as the backdrop

Further below, the footpath curved and descended around a vertical drop on the Geirangerfossen before following along more steps that descended alongside a long sloping section of the river.

At the bottom of the descent, the footpath then skirted around the edge of a camping and parking area before reaching a small commercial area lined with shops, cafes, and restaurants.

Eventually, we wound up at the main dock area where there were more restaurants as well as a visitor center where you can book Geirangerfjord Cruises or other excursions.

Authorities

Storseterfossen resides in the Stranda Municipality near Geiranger in Møre og Romsdal County, Norway. For information or inquiries about the area as well as current conditions, visit their website or Facebook page.

Geiranger_184_07182019 - View of Grinddalsfossen from the Norwegian Fjordcenter (Norske Fjordsenter) at the very top of the Waterfall Walk (Fossevandring) along Geirangerfossen. This photo took place in July 2019 and this is also true of the next several photos in this gallery
Geiranger_206_07182019 - The new Waterfall Trail leading down to Geiranger's sentrum began from the Hotel Union (shown here) as well as the Norwegian Fjordcenter
Geiranger_347_07182019 - There were some hidden cascades that we spotted all along the Geirangerelva, including this pair just beneath the Hotel Union
Geiranger_215_07182019 - Context of the Waterfall Walk (Fossevandring) with the Geirangerfjord and Geiranger Camping in the background
Geiranger_222_07182019 - Looking straight back at the Hotel Union from the Waterfall Walk
Geiranger_335_07182019 - Context of the most vertical part of the Geirangerfossen with Grinddalsnibba in the distance
Geiranger_317_07182019 - Looking up at the most attractive part of the Geirangerfossen along the Waterfall Walk
Geiranger_311_07182019 - Descending the Waterfall Walk to get down to the Geiranger sentrum
Geiranger_242_07182019 - Continuing on the new Waterfall Trail leading down to Geiranger's sentrum as it continued to follow along the Geirangerfossen's long cascade on the Geirangerelva
Geiranger_247_07182019 - Looking back at more of the cascades of Geirangerfossen as we continued to descend the new Waterfall Walk towards the Geiranger sentrum
Geiranger_254_07182019 - When we got to the bottom of the Waterfall Walk, we then walked this road, which went by Geiranger Camping.  We're not sure if there was any public parking here as I'd imagine they would want to use that space only for campground guests
Geiranger_258_07182019 - Walking through the row of shops and cafes as we were entering the Geiranger sentrum
Geiranger_259_07182019 - Approaching the wharf area in the Geiranger sentrum, where there were lots of restaurants as well as a visitor center for booking tours.  I'd imagine cruise passengers wishing to experience the waterfalls on this page would start their long uphill walk here
Geiranger_260_07182019 - Looking towards what appeared to be a parking lot from the Geiranger sentrum, but I'd imagine those spaces were only for the hotel guests
Geiranger_268_07182019 - Another look at the Geiranger sentrum's commercial area, where the majority of the tourists can be found
Geiranger_277_07182019 - Looking in the distance towards some side waterfall as seen from the Geiranger sentrum
Geiranger_291_07182019 - Climbing back up the Waterfall Walk while getting to experience the many cascades of Geirangerfossen all over again
Geiranger_312_07182019 - Ascending the Waterfall Walk alongside the Geirangerfossen cascades
Geiranger_331_07182019 - Lots of these metal steps on the Waterfall Walk so you know they invested a lot of money into this tourist-friendly infrastructure
Geiranger_338_07182019 - The viewing area for the most attractive part of the Geirangerfossen
Geiranger_341_07182019 - Almost back at the Hotel Union with more cascades of Geirangerfossen along the way
Geiranger_345_07182019 - Looking across a small cascade on the Geirangerelva as I was almost back at the Hotel Union
Storseterfossen_011_07182019 - Looking over the car park at the Vesterås Farm as I was starting on the more difficult but shorter uphill trail to join up with the main Storsæterfossen Trail during my July 2019 visit
Storseterfossen_012_07182019 - On the shorter but more primitive 1.5km trail leading straight up from the Vesterås Farm to the main Storsæterfossen Trail, which was tame here, but it got real steep real fast after this
Storseterfossen_018_07182019 - Looking down towards the valley below the Vesterås Farm to the main Storsæterfossen Trail
Storseterfossen_033_07182019 - Looking back at the context of the main Storsæterfossen Trail right at the junction where the primitive trail joined up with it
Storseterfossen_035_07182019 - Although the steepest part of the uphill Storsæterfossen Trail was behind me, it still climbed on the way to the waterfall
Storseterfossen_038_07182019 - One of the newer developments on the Storsæterfossen Trail that we definitely didn't have on our first visit here back in 2005 was the stone steps, which made the hike less muddier and more sure-footed
Storseterfossen_050_07182019 - Frontal view of the Storsæterfossen Waterfall, where you can see people on the ledge trail leading to its backside
Storseterfossen_053_07182019 - This was the resting area (rasteplass) right above the brink of the Storseterfossen Waterfall, where quite a few people were chilling out
Storseterfossen_055_07182019 - Looking further upstream from Storsæterfossen with Grinddalsnibba in the background
Storseterfossen_059_07182019 - The trail leading to the backside of Storsæterfossen
Storseterfossen_061_07182019 - Some interpretive sign beneath one of the deeper overhangs on this final stretch of the Storsæterfossen Trail
Storseterfossen_066_07182019 - Continuing to descend to the cool ledge behind the Storsæterfossen Waterfall
Storseterfossen_085_07182019 - Sharing the narrow trail with some people also checking out the backside of Storseterfossen
Storseterfossen_074_07182019 - In the shady confines behind the Storsæterfossen Trail, I definitely felt a lot cooler and got some relief from the pretty hot day
Storseterfossen_089_07182019 - After having my fill of the backside of Storsæterfossen, it was time to climb back up
Storseterfossen_096_07182019 - Looking over the brink of Storseterfossen
Storseterfossen_099_07182019 - Context of the Vesterådalen as seen from the resting area atop Storsæterfossen
Storseterfossen_105_07182019 - Looking across the valley from the brink of Storseterfossen towards other cascades
Storseterfossen_114_07182019 - An interesting thing I noticed about my latest hike on the Storsæterfossen Trail was that there were spray-painted Vs instead of Ts, which I'm guessing could either mean 'vei' or perhaps Vesterås
Storseterfossen_142_07182019 - It was very long descent, which meant that I had gained all that elevation from the Vesterås Farm to the Storsæterfossen.  That elevation gain was 230m (at least 700ft) so it was no wonder why this was a hot and sweaty hike
Storseterfossen_144_07182019 - Descending towards the pastures around Vesterås
Storseterfossen_145_07182019 - Looking back up at a fence marking the boundaries of the preserve on the Storsæterfossen Trail
Storseterfossen_147_07182019 - Still descending on the foot trail towards the single-lane road leading to Vesterås
Storseterfossen_152_07182019 - An interestingly rugged tractor doing work on the Vesterås Farm as seen from near the bottom of the Storsæterfossen Trail
Storseterfossen_154_07182019 - Starting to see the buildings of the Vesterås Farm so my Storsæterfossen hike was almost coming to an end
Storseterfossen_157_07182019 - Finally back at the single-lane road leading to the Vesterås Farm
Storseterfossen_162_07182019 - And finally returning to the car park at the Vesterås Farm
Storseterfossen_173_07182019 - When I regained the car at the Vesterås Farm, I still had to drive the narrow unpaved road back to the Fv63
Storseterfossen_174_07182019 - About to rejoin the Fv63 so I could descend back towards Geiranger again
Storsaeterfossen_025_jx_07012005 - This sign from back in July 2005 made it seem like this wasn't too bad of a hike. By the way, thiis photo and the rest of the photos in this gallery were taken from that visit
Storsaeterfossen_006_07012005 - Julie hiking on the path leading away from the single-lane road we took to the trailhead.  The waterfall to the right was 'Grinddalsfossen'
Storsaeterfossen_010_07012005 - Looking down towards the valley and hamlets of Flydal as we got higher on the trail as seen in 2005, which appeared to have a bit more snow than our 2019 visit
Storsaeterfossen_013_07012005 - Our first look at Storseterfossen when we first showed up in early July 2005
Storsaeterfossen_014_07012005 - Looking at Julie continue on the trail with Storsæterfossen in context to its right from back in 2005
Storsaeterfossen_031_07012005 - Direct view of just the full drop of Storseterfossen from the relatively hidden lookout branching off the marked trail. I managed to miss this spot on my return visit in 2019
Storsaeterfossen_011_jx_07012005 - Looking at the top of Storseterfossen as we were getting closer to it in 2005
Storsaeterfossen_028_07012005 - Looking upstream deeper into Vesterås Valley from back in 2005
Storsaeterfossen_016_07012005 - The path approaching the backside of Storsæterfossen during our early July 2005 visit. Notice that huge slab on the trail, which underscores the inherent dangers of overhanging cliffs
Storsaeterfossen_020_07012005 - Profile view of Storsæterfossen in 2005
Storsaeterfossen_015_jx_07012005 - Looking out from behind Storseterfossen
Storsaeterfossen_017_jx_07012005 - Looking down towards bottom of Storseterfossen from its backside
Storsaeterfossen_020_jx_07012005 - Julie posing for me from the edge of a cliff right above Storseterfossen
Storsaeterfossen_032_07012005 - Downhill descent almost back at the car park in 2005.  Notice the lack of slabs acting as stone steps back then!

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Since we managed to do both the Waterfall Trail alongside Geirangerfossen and the Storseterfossen Trail as separate excursions, I’ll describe the driving directions to each separately using Geiranger as a base.

Storseterfossen_013_07182019 - Context of the car park at Vesterås
Context of the car park at Vesterås

You can see Grinddalsfossen as a backdrop waterfall from either of the excursions (albeit in very different ways).

Geiranger is a well-known destination and you can easily use route to the town using an assortment of mapping software from GoogleMaps to AppleMaps to whatever…

Directions to the Waterfall Trail

Because we were staying at the Hotel Union, our preferred parking location was the hotel’s own car park.

There was also public street parking right across the Fv63 by the Norwegian Fjordcenter.

Geiranger_168_07182019 - The parking for guests at the Hotel Union, where it fills up fast come late morning or early afternoon
The parking for guests at the Hotel Union, where it fills up fast come late morning or early afternoon

This was basically 1.2km south of the Geiranger wharf and the center of town, or 2.8km north of the Flydalsjuvet Overlook.

Of course, it was also possible to start the Waterfall Trail from the town of Geiranger itself, where you can try your luck at finding street parking.

We also saw people parking in a lot by the Geiranger Camping, which was also in town.

Directions to the Storseterfossen Trailhead

The closest car park for the Storseterfossen waterfall was at the Vesterås Farm and Cafe.

Storseterfossen_159_07182019 - View of the single-lane road leading from the turnoff leaving Fv63 at Hole to Vesterås. Note the trail signs on the right, which was the official and tamer trail climbing up to the Storseterfossen waterfall that I mentioned earlier in this write-up
View of the single-lane road leading from the turnoff leaving Fv63 at Hole to Vesterås. Note the trail signs on the right, which was the official and tamer trail climbing up to the Storseterfossen waterfall that I mentioned earlier in this write-up

We managed to drive there from the town center of Geiranger by going south on the Fv63 for about 3.3km (or 2.1km from the Hotel Union) before turning left near the Hole Hyttas.

After hanging that left turn, we then found ourselves on a very narrow single-lane road (often shared with hikers) leading all the way to the Vesterås Restaurant.

There was limited parking there as most of the parking spaces were for customers only.

This drive typically took me about 15-20 minutes though most of the time spent was due to traffic (both slower cars and pedestrians) as well as trying to find parking.

Storseterfossen_169_07182019 - The parking situation at Vesterås, where there weren't that many parking spaces available
The parking situation at Vesterås, where there weren’t that many parking spaces available

For context, Geiranger was 75km (90 minutes drive) northeast of Stryn, 448km (6 hours drive) northwest of Oslo, 371km (6.5 hours drive with some ferry crossings) northeast of Bergen, and 376km (5.5 hours drive) southwest of Trondheim.

Sweep showing the surrounding area on the Storseterfossen trail before ending at a frontal view of the falls


Video covering the descent to the backside of Storseterfossen before doing a sweep of the alcove and falls from there


Examining the top of Storseterfossen and the scenery downstream before going upstream to examine some of the cascades there


Following Grinddalsfossen into the Geirangerfjord before descending to a lower lookout point for a more frontal view of one of the sections of the falls


Top down sweep from right behind the falls


Left to right sweep from right behind the falls

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Johnny Cheng

About Johnny Cheng

Johnny Cheng is the founder of the World of Waterfalls and author of the award-winning A Guide to New Zealand Waterfalls. Over the last 2 decades, he has visited thousands of waterfalls in over 40 countries around the world and nearly 40 states in the USA.
Read More About Johnny | A Guide to New Zealand Waterfalls.