Voldefossen

(Midtfossen)

Voldefossen is a waterfall at the Aurlandsfjorden, 4 kilometers north of Aurlandsvangen, along road 242. I don’t think the waterfall is visible from the road but can be viewed from the ferry Undredal-Aurlandsvangen.

The Voldefossen is a long stretched waterfall over several tiers. The upper part is called Voldefossen and the lower part Midtfossen.  The waterfall isn’t extremely powerful or width but with an estimated height of 450 meters it is a waterfall that matters.

The Voldefossen is being fed by melting water from a small glacier Blåskavlen (5m2) at a mountain with the same name Blåskavlen (1819 meters). This is the highest point in the region.

The waterfall can best be viewed after a warm period in the spring or early summer>summer when the temperature rises.

There are several very nice waterfalls nearby at Flåm. The Flåmbanen is a popular tourist attraction where a train brings you from Flåm to Myrdal. The height difference is 865 meters which has to be done in 20 kilometers, the second steepest railway in the world. On the way you can enjoy several waterfalls, named and unnamed. Be sure to make a reservation in the high season. It can be very crowded.

The first waterfall you pass is the Brekkefossen, on the right. The next, a little bit further (also on the right) is the Rjoandefossen, the one with the nicest colors in the most beautiful landscape. Near station Berekvam you will see several waterfalls on the left, the biggest (unofficial named) one is Tunnshello. Then you will pass by the Kardalsfossen, but this is better visible when walking down from Myrdal.

The first short stop is the one at the Kjosfossen. From here you will see several streams and you will have a beautiful view on the Myrdalsfossen which plunges down over 225 meters. When walking down from Myrdal you will decent on a trail besides the waterfall. In Berekvam we took the train back to Flåm.

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About Voldefossen

CountryNorway
RegionHordaland
LocationHortane-Aurlandsvangen/Aurlandsfjorden
RiverVolda
Height450m
Latitude60.938758
Longitude7.210856
Best visitEarly summer-Summer
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