Valursfossen

(Valurfossen)

Valursfossen or Valurfossen is on of the most impressing waterfalls in Norway. In a single drop of 70 meters the water of the river Veig ends in the river Olbogo. The total height of the waterfall is 271 meters. The Valursfossen is one of the better waterfalls in Norway and after a warm period and in summertime a powerful waterfall.

The waterfall is fed by melting water from the Hardangervidda. The Hardangervidda is the largest mountain plateau in northern Europe on an altitude of 1000-1600 meters with mountain tops of 1900 meters.

The Valursfossen is situated at the end of the Hjølmodalen but isn’t easy accessible: From øvre Eidfjord, take the road into the Hjølmodalen and follow the road until it ends at a parking lot at the Berastøldalen. From here there are several trails. We had problems to find the right trail because at the beginning there was a sign for the Valursfossen but further on there weren’t any signs anymore for the waterfall. When surveying the map the best trail is to start to the southwest (200 m) and then take the trail to the northwest heading to Veanuten. From here the trail must go to a viewpoint on the Valursfossen. Be careful going to the edge of the canyon! We walked to far and didn’t had the best viewpoint on the fall. The hike to the Valursfossen takes about 1-1,5 hour.

On the way to the Valursfossen you will pass several other waterfalls in the Hjølmodalen. The nicest ones are the Vedalsfossen and the Beraskodalfossen.

Also something you have to do is the trail that lead into the Husedalen.From Kinsarvik (municipality Ullensvang in Hordaland) it is a 5 minute drive over a very narrow road to a parking lot where the trail into the Husedalen starts. Here you can admire 4 huge/powerful waterfalls in the river Kinso (just after eachother):TveitafossenNyastølfossenNykkjesøyfossen and the best at last the Søtefossen.

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About Valursfossen

CountryNorway
RegionHordaland
LocationHjølmo(dalen)
RiverVeig
Height271m
Latitude60.359960
Longitude7.144930
Best visitEarly summer-summer
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