Reppfallet is a beautiful 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. The walk through the forrest is beautiful with some great views. At the beginning of the trail you see Reppfallet at the right side through the trees. The path is sometimes lightly challenging and it takes appr 25 minutes to Linndalsfallet.
After visiting Svøuyfallet I decided to walk back the same way and from there to walk to Reppfallet. There is a sign but that leads to a fence where it stops. Walk back 20 meters and go along the houses and walk at the edge of the meadow towards a viewpoint on Reppfallet. There is a pincic table where you can enjoy the view. From the parking it takes 5 minutes to the viewpoint. Unfortunately it isn’t possible to get nearer to Reppfallet.
Afterwards you canwalk further along the edge of the meadow, to a path going steeply down into the forrest (there are signs). Soon you will have an awesome view on Svøufallet.
There is also a path a little bit further north of the parking (along the road to the parking). Here a steep path goes down into the forrest and ends at the same point as the road before. I used this path to go back to the car.
Back to the viewpoint, in the forrest, on Svøufallet. I was at Åmotan early in the morning (10 a.m.) the perfect moment for visiting Svøufallet. At least if the sun is shining. I saw a perfect rainbow, 180°, and a little bit to the left I saw a second rainbow!
Reppfallet slides down with a descend of 105 meter and is fed with melted snow ending in the river Reppa. The source of the river Reppa lies further into the Reppadalen at the mountain Reppdalstangan (1.778 m). Several small lakes and small glaciers drains the river that provides a consistent flow.
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. For Reppfallet it doesn’t realy mather but later in the morning the sun reaches the waterfall. If the sky is clouded, daytime doesn’t matter to much anymore.
It is possible to make a roundtrip along all three waterfalls. The trail is quit challenging and takes a lot of 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.
The four waterfalls are also near a popular hiking region Dovrefjell and Oppdal. A nice region to spend your vacation.