Hundefossen

Hundefossen is a waterfall at Sunde (Oldedalen), along the Oldevatnet, in the municipality of Stryn/Sogn og Fjordane, Norway.

The Oldedalen is very popular by tourists and busloads of people stop at the parking at the Oldevatnet with a magnificent view on Volefossen and the glacier Briksdalbreen. But if you look left, over the bridge, you will see Hundefossen.

The river Storelva at the left of Hundefossen (in the river Kaldåna) si more powerful and cascades down over 550 meter before it ends in Oldevatnet. Both river are being fed by melted snow and ice from the glacier Sundsbreen, part of the large glacier Jostedalsbreen.

Hundefossen looks like a small waterfall from a distance, but coming closer you will see an almost single drop waterfall of 50 meter and next to Hundefossen another number of drop in the river Storelva. Although Hundefossen is only the name of the waterfall on the right I think that together the twinfall is special to see.

The Oldedalen valley is surrounded by the biggest glacier on the mainland of Europe, the Jostedalsbreen. Jostedalbreen has a total area of 487 km2. Several branches of the glacier reach down into the valleys, like one of the most famous glaciers in Norway Briksdalsbreen.

When we were staying in the Oldedalen on camping Olden Camping (nice!) we were surprised by the many waterfalls in the Oldedalen.

In the Oldedalen there are several other interesting (official named) waterfalls. The most beautiful are Kleivafossen and Volefossen at the end of the Valley where used to be a large glacier ending, the Briksdalsbreen. But since 2000 the glacier retreated to much (over 200 meters) to do glacier walkings on the ice. The Briksdalsbreen doesn’t reach the glacier lake in front anymore.

The glacier is still responsible for a very nice and astonishing surrounding and even more beautiful (un)named waterfalls.

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About Hundefossen

CountryNorway
RegionSogn og Fjordane
LocationSunde-Oldedalen
RiverKaldåna
Height50m
Latitude61.753456
Longitude6.827743
Best visitEarly summer-summer
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