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Vøringfossen

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Vøringfossen is one of the most visited waterfalls in Norway. The falls are 183 m (about 600 ft.) high. The falls are located in Eidfjord not far from Highway 7, which connects Oslo with Bergen.

Bjoreia, the small river that flows into Vøringfossen, has a hydroelectric dam in the Sysendalen valley above the falls, reducing the flow of water. In summer, the flow is increased to 12 m3/s, above its natural rate, not least to benefit the tourist trade.

The name

The name (Old Norse *Vyrðingr) is derived from the verb vyrða 'esteem, revere'. The last element fossen, the finite form of foss 'waterfall', is a later addition.

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Geir M
9 August 2013
Nice photo opportunity
Diana H
29 July 2019
Take a nice stroll along the path weer you van make some awesome pictures and can enjoy the beautiful scenery.
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Riksveg 7 380, 5785 Vøringsfoss, Norway

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Thu-Fri 10:00 AM–7:00 PM
Sat Noon–8:00 PM
Sun 10:00 AM–6:00 PM
Mon-Tue 10:00 AM–7:00 PM
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