Spirefossen

(Spirefossa, Geitenyken)

I totally missed the Spirefossen, maybe because the stream is rather tiny. Nevertheless the water drops down from the Myklebustbreen (glacier) over a gigantic height. Question is if this counts for the total height of the fall. I have seen figures of 690 meters and one of 60 meters. After doing some research (photo’s and map) I think the truth lies in between.

It can be that the water flow is reduced because of a power plant.

Don’t think it isn’t worthwhile to visit the waterfall, because the Myklebustdalen is very attractive for hiking but also for spotting waterfalls. At the end of the valley you can find one of the highest waterfalls of Norway, the Strupen or Strupenfossen. And the forgotten Sanddalsfossen: a very powerful waterfall but I don’t know if it stills exists. Years ago, when I was there, they were working at the fall and probably building facilities for a power plant. The fall still exists on the map:)

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About Spirefossen

CountryNorway
RegionSogn og Fjordane
LocationMyklebust
RiverSpirefossa
Height170m
Latitude61.723062
Longitude6.616931
Best visitAfter heavy rainfall
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Most nearby waterfalls

WaterfallDistance (linear)Rating
Strupenfossen 3 km
Sanddalsfossen 5 km
Nonsfossen 13 km
Stigenfossen 14 km
Gytrifossen 17 km

Great nearby waterfalls

WaterfallDistance (linear)Rating
Sanddalsfossen 5 km
Volefossen 22 km
Kleivafossen 25 km
Tjugenfossen 36 km
Ryfossen 79 km