(Kjelsfossen, Kjelfoss)

One of the highest waterfalls in Norway located in Gudvangen/Aurland, just in front of the tunnel at the Shell station and can be viewed from road E16. You also have a good view from Gudvangen camping site. With an overall height of 755 meters the Kjelfossen is one of the highest waterfalls in Norway or even in the world. The tallest single drop is 149 meters.

When viewing the fall you will notice three major streams. According to the map the left one is the real Kjellfossen (with the biggest stream), but in general all falls together are mentioned as the Kjelfossen. The Kjelfossen is also called Kjelsfossen or Kjelfoss and is an official named waterfall.

The best time to visit the Kjelfossen is june-early july when there is a lot of snow melting from the mountains that feeds the river Kjelfossgrovi and Kjelfossen. I was at the Kjelfossen may 5th 2015 and there was hardly any water to see in the Kjelfossen. You can see the difference between the Kjelfossen in june-july (first 5 pictures) and the Kjelfossen in may (last 3 pictures).

Best time to visit the Kjelfossen is late noon or in summertime in the evening just before the sundown when the color of the sun turns red, photographing towards the east. A certainty for a good picture of the marvelous Kjelfossen.

When driving to the top of the famous Stalheimskleiva (Tip!) you also have a good view on the Kjelfossen (fifth and sixth picture), although it is from a distance. Nevertheless you will be rewarded with a good view on 3 waterfalls: Stalheimsfossen, Sivlefossen and the Kjelfossen.

Beside the Stalheimsfossen, Sivlefossen and the Kjelfossen there are many other great waterfalls nearby: Brekkefossen, Rjoandefossen, Kjosfossen, Kardalsfossen, Tunnshello, Myrdalsfossen, TvinnefossenSkjervefossenSkarvefossen. and all the waterfalls in the Naeroyfjorden and Aurlandsfjorden. To many to mention them all.

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About Kjelfossen

RegionSogn og Fjordane
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