Tjotafossen

(Tjøtafossen)

When we were staying in the Oldedalen on camping Olden Camping (nice!) we were surprised by the many waterfalls in the Oldedalen. The Volefossen is a one of the major waterfalls fed by the glacier Brikdalbreen and can already be seen from a distance.

Tjøtafossen is also a waterfall at the Briksdalbreen at the end of the Oldedalen in the municipality Stryn/Sogn og Fjordane. The waterfall is being fed by melting water from the Tjøtabreen, a glacier next to the more known Briksdalbreen. The melting water forms a river Tjøtaelva which drops down over 650 meters and begins immediately at the glacier. From the trail to the Brikdalbreen, which is really beautiful,  only the lower part of the immensely waterfall is visible.

Best time to visit the waterfall is after a warm period in the early summer, maybe even in springtime, and in summertime.

In the Oldedalen there are several other interesting (named) waterfalls. The most beautiful are the Kleivafossen, Melkevollfossen and the Volefossen at the end of the Valley where used to be a large glacier ending, the Briksdalbreen. But since 2000 the glacier retreated to much (over 200 meters) to do glacier walkings on the ice. The Briksdalbreen doesn’t reach the glacierlake in front anymore.

The glacier is still responsible for a very nice and astonishing surrounding and even more beautiful (un)named waterfalls.

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About Tjotafossen

CountryNorway
RegionSogn og Fjordane
LocationBriksdal
RiverTjøtaelva
Height650m
Latitude61.661132
Longitude6.855793
Best visitEarly summer-summer
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