Rjukanfossen Waterfall

Imagine the sound of thundering roar and observes the clouds of mist rising towards the sky.

This is a very good picture of nature's majestic forces by the Rjukanfossen waterfall.

The Rjukan Waterfall is unfortunately much less impressive than it used to be as most of the water has now been diverted into pipes running to the Vemork power station.

But at the same time, it's so much more beautiful and powerful when they release it.

History about Rjukanfossen (waterfall)

In 1810, geology professor Jens Esmark "discovered" the Rjukan Waterfall, and sent a report to the King in Copenhagen about the "world's highest waterfall".

This was a slight exaggeration. The Rjukan Waterfall is no more than 104m high, but it led to increased tourism in Rjukan.

Impressive paintings from here

Great artists such as I. C. Dahl and Johannes Flintoe came first and painted the two giants of nature, Gaustatoppen and the Rjukan Waterfall, followed by the upper classes from large European cities who came to "inspect this beautiful scenery".

Hike to Rjukanfossen waterfall

Why not hike to the Rjukanfossen waterfall. Through beautiful sight in the woods of, the trail is about 3 kilometres long, and the round trip will take about 2-2,5 hours. This trip is suitable for children and adults and is regarded easy.

The location

Take road no 41 to Dølemo, follow the signpost to Tovdal. Continue until the end of the road, to Dale. Park on the side of the road by the roundabout. Start at the information board, and cross the bridges.



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  • Lattitude: 59.878680
  • Longitude: 8.594583