Experience the Vøringsfossen waterfall at close range. Feel the power of the waterfall cascading down from the Hardangervidda mountain plateau. This is a spectacular hike through a wild canyon.
Parking at Fossatromma / Vøringfoss Cafeteria, about 17 km from the centre of Eidfjord along route 7. Alternative parking (if available space) about 2 km before Fossatromma at Storegjel, at the upper end of the Måbø tunnel.
Starting point at Fossatromma. Follow the old road for about 2 km until you get to Storegjel. Information board at Storegjel. Follow the old road for about 300 meters.The trail is signposted “Vøringsfossen” where the descent into the canyon starts.
Rough terrain, partly crossing areas with large rocks. Might be wet and slippery, be careful! First part on tarmac road.
Necessary equipment: sturdy hiking boots.
Elevation 650 – 400 metres above sea level.
Length 3.7 km from Fossatromma/1.7 km from Storegjel (one way).
Duration 2-3 hours from Fossatromma/1.5 hours from Storegjel (return hike)
Season May/June – October (do not hike when there is snow).