Kristiansand, Aust-Agder County, Norway

About Teinefossen

Hiking Distance: roadside
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Date first visited: 2005-06-23
Date last visited: 2005-06-23

Waterfall Latitude: 58.34148
Waterfall Longitude: 8.22927

Waterfall Safety and Common Sense

Teinefossen (which I think was pronounced “TYE-nuh-foss-un”) was a waterfall that I stumbled upon while I was seeking out Flakkefossen.

Strangely enough, even though I had targeted Flakkefossen on my brief visit to the Birkeland area, I thought the Teinefoss Waterfall stole the show with its wide drop from a height of about 9m on the Tovdal River (Tøvdalselva).

Teinefossen_004_06222005 - Teinefossen

I was able to get the frontal views you see on this page from the road bridge crossing over the Tøvdalselva River.

There was also a walking path that ultimately looked like it would take me closer to the top of the waterfall though I was pretty content with the frontal views so I didn’t take that path very far.

According to the sign here, the river was said to be good for fishing (especially salmon fishing) as well as a good place for swimming.

Since I don’t fish, I can’t refute or corroborate this statement, but generally, I learned that river waterfalls like this tend to be good spawning grounds for salmon.

So I could see why it would be a good fishing spot.


Teinefossen resides in the Birkenes Municipality. For information or inquiries about the area as well as current conditions, visit their website.

Teinefossen_002_06222005 - Another contextual view of Teinefossen from the steel road bridge
Teinefossen_003_06222005 - Looking at Teinefossen with a lot of the Tøvdal River flowing beneath me

The driving directions were given in the Flakkefossen page so see that page for details.

For context, Birkeland was about 30 minutes drive (37km) northeast of Kristiansand.

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Teinefossen waterfall – Birkeland (Aust-Agder county) October 8, 2008 7:44 am by Ole Kristian Thomassen - Hello! I thought you might want to see a couple of my photos of Teinefossen called "Pastel night" and "Teinefossen revisited". Birkeland is my birthplace and this waterfall is one of the most picturesque places in the area (thus there are plenty of magnificent landscape views). ...Read More

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