Buldrefossen (also called Videfossen) is a nice waterfall at Videsaeter (Stryn) in the region Sogn og Fjordane, Norway.
From Stryn drive east to Grotli on road 15, a beautiful road with great views. Twelve kilometer after Oppstryn the road goes up. If you look carefully you can see a powerful waterfall at the right, in front of you, Øvstebrufossen. At the top of the road (before the Ospelitunnelen) go right to Videster and Gamle Strynefjellsvegen. The road goes up and you can already see Buldrefossen at the left side of the road.Park the car along the road near the hotel.
You can walk (3 minutes) to the top of Buldrefossen, from the hotel, to a really great piece of art. The path/bridge over Buldrefossen is a nice piece of architecture. The view, straight down (over 55 meter), is impressing. Looking upstream from the bridge/platform you will see a small waterfall scenic waterfall. Buldrefossen is a single drop waterfall of 55 meter but if you count in the first and last part of the waterfall the total height is 65 meter.
Sometimes, when there is an extremely lot of melted snow in the river, Buldrefossen turns into a twin fall. I only saw a very tiny stream next to the big fall.
After visiting Buldrefossen I drove down again to take some pictures from the roadside. here you can see Buldrefossen on eye level and you can see the waterfall in all its glory. There are two curves in the road with a clear view on Buldrefossen. When it isn’t to busy you easily can stop with your car to take pictures.
Best time to visit Buldrefossen is summertime when there is a lot of snow and ice melting down from the mountains. In summertime there is still a lot of snow on the road to Geiranger (Rv15), but also on the old road to Grotli (Rv258). This is also an area with several glaciers. The river Videdola is fed by melted ice from the glacier Tystigbreen, southeast from Øvstebrufossen near the mountain Nuken (1.833 m). It is possible to make an organised tour on the Tygrisbreen.
If you haven’t visit Øvstebrufossen or Ovstefossen yet on the way to Buldrefossen you have to visit this wild and powerful waterfall. It is only 5 minutes away from Buldrefossen.
In the direction of Stryn you will see a sign Øvstebrufossen and a parking at the left side of the road. The viewpoint on Øvstebrufossen is an award winning path. Now is that maybe a little to much, but Øvstebrufossen cascades down with an extreme great power, a visit worthwhile.
There are a lot of things to do near Buldrefossen. One of my highlights was my (fourth) visit to Geiranger and all of its waterfalls.
Geirangerfjord is one of the most beautiful fjords in Norway and is a perfect base for day trips, hikes or boat trips. I can recommend the ferry Geiranger-Hellesylt. It wasn’t cheap but again (fourth time) I enjoyed the boat trip. It can be cold because of the wind, so take a jacket with you. If you are with more then two people you also can rent a boat at Grande camping in Geiranger. In two hour time you can make your own trip and it really fun, certainly with children.
A lot of people take their fishing rod with them when renting a boat. It is allowed to fish freely on sea (fjord) and there is a lot of fish in the fjord. Nice for the bbq! I am not really fund of fishing so I bought Salmon in the supermarket (quit cheap in Norway).
It always nice to know which waterfalls there are in the Geirangerfjord. From Geiranger the first waterfall you see at the right side (after the camping site) is Gjerdefossen. If you drive up to Eidsdal there is a parking at the top of the waterfall. Actually the made a art piece going over the water flow.
A little bit further at the right side you will see Bringefossen. Here you already can see the famous Sju Systre (or Dei Sju Systrene also called seven sisters waterfall). Look at the right side of the top of the waterfalls. Here you see several farms.
On the other side of the Fjord you can see Friaren. The legend of the seven sisters is that the seven sisters dance playfully down the mountain, while the suitor, a single waterfall opposite the seven sisters (called Friaren), flirts playfully from across the fjord. The Suitor tried to propose to the seven sisters on the opposite side of the fjord but never succeeded. Nice story.
After the Sju Systre you will see a low volume waterfall at the right side called Brudesløret (Bridal veil) and on the opposite side of the Geirangefjord Ljosurfossen. There are still many named and unnamed waterfall in the Geirangerfjord but these are the significant ones.
Off cause at Hellesylt you will see the Hellesyltfossen. After the ferry arrives in Hellesylt you still have 10 minutes to visit the waterfall.
Other things to do in and around Geiranger:
- Storseterfossen (very beautiful)
- Day trip Muldalsfossen
- Hiking at Kvanndalfossen
- Challenging hike to Homlongsetra: