Gravdefossen

(Brudesløret, Brudesloret)

Gravdefossen (Brudesløret) is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the Romsdalen (Rauma) near Flatmark, 29 km south of Åndalsnes in the region More og Romsdal, Norway.

Gravdefossen, Brudesloret and BrurasloretGravdefossen is the fifth big waterfall at the left side of the road, just after Flatmark. You will see two waterfalls, Brurasloret and Gravdefossen. The first (smaller one) is the lower part of Brurasloret and from a far distance you already can see the side of the big Gravdefossen.

Gravdefossen is the name of the lower part of the waterfall in the river Styggefongrova. Although Gravdefossen has only a height of appr. 120 meter (almost a single drop), it looks very impressive. Upstream the river there are more waterfalls. The upper part (at an altitude of 600 meter) has the name Brudesløret and is also appr 100 meter high.

Often the upper part of the river, at Gravdefossen, is covered with clouds, also when I was in the Romsdalen July 2017. I don’t have pictures of Brudesløret (which means Bridal Veil) but I don’t know that is because of the clouds or because you can’t see the waterfall from the roadside.

Gravdefossen is being fed by water from the river Styggefonngrova which tumbles down from the Fossafjelet (1.783 m), a plateau with lakes and small glaciers. Fossfjellet means waterfall mountains, with a reason. The mountainplateau is the main supplier of many waterfalls in the Romsdalen (Rauma).

Brurasloret on map, StyggefonaIt is very confusing that there are two waterfalls, next to each other, with almost the same name (Brurasloret and Brudesloret) in a river with the same name, Styggefonngrova. But it are really two different waterfalls. Brudesloret (the bigger waterfall more south) is called Gravdefossen.

Fortunately there are many other big waterfalls in the Romsdalen (Rauma) when driving from Andalsnes to Dombas (road E136)
Olmaafossen (1th waterfall on the right, one of the highest waterfall in the world)
Mongefossen (2nd waterfall at the left side, but is regulated and probably not visible)
Rangaafossen (3th waterfall at the left side, but is regulated and probably not visible)
Brurasløret,(4th waterfall at the left side, nice to see together with Gravdefossen)
Gravdefossen (5th waterfall at the left side and the most impressive waterfall)
Døntefossen
 (6th waterfall at the right side, beautiful with river in foreground)
Skokagrovafossen (7th waterfall at the left side, nice if you are standing near the waterfall)
Vermafossen.(8th waterfall at the right side, much bigger then it looks like)
Kylingbruafossen (9th waterfall(s) at the right side, close to Kyling bridge, unnamed but beautiful)
Slettafossen (10th waterfall at the right side, extremely powerful waterfall in the river Rauma)
Then there are still dozens of low volume waterfall not considered as a waterfall.

MardalsfossenNot far from Romsdalen (Rauma) you can also drive into the Eikesdalen with the enormous Mardalsfossen. A tourist attraction, but the waterfalls are very impressive to see and the walk to the base of Mardalsfossen is very pleasant. Anyway Eikesdalen is a valley with many big waterfalls and is a visit worthwhile. There is a nice campingsite in Eikesdal, a perfect base to explore the area.

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About Gravdefossen

CountryNorway
RegionMøre og Romsdal
LocationFlatmark-Rauma
RiverStyggefongrova
Height120-600m
Latitude62.41236
Longitude8.01444
Best visitEarly summer, summer
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Most nearby waterfalls

WaterfallDistance (linear)Rating
Brurasloret (Flatmark) 1 km
Døntefossen 2 km
Rangaafossen 6 km
Vermafossen 8 km
Slettafossen 12 km

Great nearby waterfalls

WaterfallDistance (linear)Rating
Vermafossen 8 km
Mardalsfossen 14 km
Trollfossen 38 km
Stigfossen (Trollstigen) 38 km
Muldalsfossen 67 km