Styvefossen

(Styvifossen)

Styvi is a farm on the eastern side of the Nærøyfjord in Aurland in Sogn og Fjordane.  This site has no road connection to the outside world, but there is a footpath 5,5 km into the fjord at about the height of Bakka. Styvi has got the smallest post office in Norway and they have their own postal code despite the fact nobody lives there during the winter. And if interested, there is a Farm museum at Styvi.

The  Styvefossen (also valled Styvifossen) is the waterfall in front of the farm Styvi. With a total height of 450 meters, a significant water flow (in the early summer) and a good view on the 2 cascades this waterfall is one of my favorite in the region of Sogn og Fjordane. The Styvefossen is fed by several small lakes and glaciers in the Styvisdalen. The highest point is a small glacier called Syrdalsbreen on an altitude of  1700 meters.

From Aurland-Flam there is ferry going through the Næroyfjord to Undredal and Gudvangen. It takes two hours with the ferry to get from Flam to Gudvangen. Other possibility is to rent a canoe.

The Næroyfjord is a very narrow fjord and is a side arm of one of the deepest fjords in the world, the Sognefjord. Going through the Næroyfjord you can view several unnamed and named waterfalls like the Odnesfossen, Tuftofossen and the Lægdafossen.

The Styvefossen is an unofficial named waterfall.

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About Styvefossen

CountryNorway
RegionSogn og Fjordane
LocationGudvangen-Nærøyfjorden
RiverStyviselvi
Height450m
Latitude60.939785
Longitude6.937383
Best visitEarly summer
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