Strandfossen was a tall waterfall that we noticed during our excursion into Eikesdalen Valley to see Mardalsfossen.
It was a conspicuous presence as it was facing the Eresfjord at the mouth of Eikesdalen, though we had to defer our visit to this roadside waterfall for later in the day when our Eikesdalen excursion was finished.
Even though we saw the falls flowing quite impressively during our visit in July 2005, I believe it was regulated (due to all the power lines we saw around it).
Perhaps the best views that we were able to get of this waterfall was from a distance a short distance south of the Eresfjord township.
Like you see in the photo above, we had a pretty clean view over open fields with cows grazing on them.
As we drove closer to the falls along the Road 660, the falls was harder to see as there didn’t seem to be a dedicated roadside pullout or shoulder for the falls.
Plus, the viewing angle from such close proximity to the falls was a bit more severe and thus we couldn’t appreciate its whole in context.
When I returned to Eikesdalen in July 2019, I did manage to catch a passing glimpse of Strandfossen, but it wasn’t flowing so well.
So that made me wonder if it only had a short season due to the regulation.
Mardalsfossen resides in the Nesset Municipality. For information or inquiries about the area as well as current conditions, visit their website.
We saw this waterfall from the northeast end of the Eresfjord township at the foot of Eikesdalen (Eikesdal Valley). I recalled we were able to see the falls from the local road 191, but we also got closer views from beneath it along the Road 660 northeast of Eresfjord town.
For more details on the drive from Åndalsnes (not the closest town, but it was where we began our drive to get here) to Eresfjord, see our Mardalsfossen page.
For context, Åndalsnes was 128km (under 2 hours drive) west of Sunndalsøra, about 54km (over an hour drive) northeast of Valldalen, 87km (over 2 hours drive with a ferry crossing) northeast of Geiranger, 105km (under 90 minutes drive) northwest of Dombås, 108km (90 minutes drive) east of Ålesund, 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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