Linndalsfallet or Linndalsfossen is a powerful waterfall in the gorge Åmotan and is located near Jenstad (Gjøra) not far from Sunndalsøra in the region More og Romsdalen, Norway.
From Sunndalsøra it is a 33 kilometer drive (on road Rv70) to Gjøra where you have to go right to Åmotan and the campingsite Gjøra (nice camping on a beautiful location). Follow the road past the campingsite and wait until you see a road at the left going up. There is no sign but after 2 kilometer there is a parking (paid) where several trails into Åmotan begins. A brochure with the trails are lying at an information board. But most of the time you can also get the brochure at a camping site or gas station.
The parking is close to Reppfallet and Svøufallet but I started my tour with the trail going to Linndalsfallet. At the parking you have to go into the forrest and the path goes up. There are signs but sometimes these are confusing. In teh beginning you cross the road again. The walk through the forrest is beautiful with some great views. Along the trail you see Svøufallet in the distance from a higher viewpoint. The path is sometimes lightly challenging and it takes appr 25 minutes to Linndalsfallet.
If you see the sign for viewpoint Linndalsfallet you are near the edge of the ravin. Sometimes it was quit scary walking so close at the edge finding a good viewpoint for my photo’s. I was at Linndalsfallet early in the morning (July 2017) and I the sun was shining exactly in my lens and the waterfall was lying in the shade. I walked a little up to get a pictures with the sunlight coming from aside.
Now you have to decide if you walk back to the car park to view the other two waterfalls or go further to go further up to the top of Linndalsfossen where a bridge is crossing the river Lindøla. From here the trail goes down at the other side of the gorge. The path is more challenging and takes a lot more time. Years ago I walked the roundtrip trail along all three waterfalls and I was exhausted.
It is not only the waterfall that counts but also the surrounding nature. Åmotan is a incredible beautiful gorge where 4 powerful rivers (Grødøla,Grøvu, Reppa and Linndøla) join each other before ending in the river Driva. Click on the map left for more information or copy the link (http://www.europeanwaterfalls.com/wp-content/uploads/Svoufallet-Linndalsfallet-Reppfallet-map-hike-1.jpg) into a new window for a larger version.
Linndalsfallet is beautiful waterfall with a single drop of 110 meter and a total height of 160 meter. Linndalsfallet is being fed with melted snow and ice ending in the river Lindøla.
Best time to visit all waterfalls in the Åmotan gorge is from early summer to summertime. To advise a daytime is more difficult: early in the morning is perfect for Svøufallet (falls to the south-southeast) but for Linndalsfallet (falls to the west) late in the afternoon is a better time. If the sky is clouded, daytime doesn’t matter to much anymore.