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These Norway Waterfalls will never let you want to leave the country!

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If you think there are only a few things in nature as fascinating as a waterfall. If you can’t pass a waterfall without stopping there for some time. If “Chasing waterfalls” is your motto. Then Norway is the country you have to visit. The country is famous for its fjords but its waterfalls are hardly lacking in magnificence. With more than 300 cascades, the country is a magnet for waterfall lovers, boasting some of the world’s tallest and scenic streams of gushing water. It is very hard to choose but here are some of the most breathtaking waterfalls to visit:

Vøringsfossen

Vøringsfossen
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This one is not just a waterfall. It is a national symbol of the country. Located near Eidfjord Vøringsfossen has been attracting many tourists to the area from the way back in the late 19th century. To witness the huge volumes of water from the Hardangervidda plateau drop to the valley of Måbødalen below is an impressive sight in natural and idyllic surroundings. Måbødalen is narrow and steep, and this beautiful valley stretches from Eidfjord through to Hardangervidda, where it is possible to see the waterfall from the bottom of the valley.

In spite of its remote looking location, the view is less than one mile on foot from the parking lot which is basically positioned at the side of the road. Because of the snowfall, the walking season is comparatively short here and mostly operates from around mid-May to mid-October. The hike involves crossing a suspension bridge while the waterfall sprays you at times.

Kjosfossen

Kjosfossen
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If you decide to visit Norway, everyone will tell you to take a ride on the world famous Flam railways. The Flam train line, connecting Myrdal to Flam, is supposed to be one of the most scenic train routes in the whole world. And the most spectacular moment comes as the train reaches Kjosfossen waterfall. Even though its merely 225 meters high but the waterfall is wide as well as strong for much of the year. Talking about its power, you can imagine its strength by knowing this that a small hydropower station at Kjosfossen actually helps to run the Flåm railway.

The waterfall is extremely beautiful but there’s more in store for you. According to Scandinavian fokelore, it’s home to mythical creatures called the Huldra who lure men into the forests. You can see a Huldra dancing in the middle of the waterfall to a folk song with haunting music. This is brilliant strategy by Norway tourism which works every time as the people look in awe and the beautiful woman dances away.Girls, time to keep the boy close!

The Seven Sisters

The Seven Sisters
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Going by the name, you would have already guessed that this one is made up of seven waterfalls. Norway’s most famous cluster of waterfalls is located within the UNESCO-appointed Geirangerfjord. Its cascading waters resemble fine women’s hair. According to legend, all of the sisters are unmarried, and the waterfall on the other side of the fjord (called ‘The Suitor’) has made many unsuccessful marriage proposals. Not a suitor for the sisters sadly!

The water level is dependent on the snow thaw and precipitation and may affect whether it is possible to see all seven falls equally clearly. The falls are naturally more visible during the major snow melting period in May-July. The water falls from a height of 410 meters and includes a free-fall of up to 250 meters on its way down to the fjord. The sight is most often seen on the Geirangerfjord ferry that shuttles camera-wielding tourists between the fjordside villages Geiranger and Hellesylt. But you can choose to feel the might of the waterfalls by hiking along well-marked trails. The view from the highest fall provides the widest panoramic view of numerous islands, islets, and rocky reefs, as well as of the north hills and mountain peaks.

Langfoss

Langfoss
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Langfoss is without doubt one of the world’s most beautiful waterfalls. It is known for its unique drop. Rather than plunge straight down like other waterfalls in the area, Langfossen tumbles over a rocky cliff on its way into the Åkrafjord, creating a spectacular scene. The 612 metres high waterfall is also one of the very few Norwegian waterfalls that haven’t been tapped for hydroelectric power, and thus maintaining its natural state.

Driving alongside Åkrafjorden, it is impossible to miss Langfoss waterfall. The road brings you just next to the waterfall, and if you roll down the windows as you pass by in your car, you can feel the light drops of the waterfall on your skin. And you will hear the sound of the water running down the steep mountain next to you, wild and powerful. You can also walk to the top of the waterfall and look at the white, foamy water dancing around like little clouds. A nature’s wonder and a beauty to watch, this is one of the highlights visiting the west coast of Norway.

Vettisfossen

Vettisfossen
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The Vettisfossen waterfalls is Norway’s highest plunge waterfalls (with a free fall of 275 metres). Voted Norway’s most beautiful waterfall in a 2016 poll, Vettisfossen is tucked inside a mountain, in the stunningly gorgeous Jotunheimen National Park. This national park has Norway’s two highest mountain peaks, dozens of waterfalls, rivers, glaciers and has got the most scenic hiking routes, tempting trekkers for years and years.

A three-hour hike will take you closer to its peak, from which you can gaze at the thunderous water and the valley way down below. The trek starts from Hjelle and almost throughout your way, a beautiful blue river will run parallel to you. You will cross adorable little farms, rickety rope bridges, and lush valleys. You will people walking and bicycling on the trekking trail, but the most incredible thing is to see people in their seventies and eighties hiking. The waterfall is absolutely gorgeous but it’s the trek here which will make you fall in love.

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