Aednafossen, also called Ednafossen, Ædnafossen or Sagafossen is a waterfall near Odda in the Sørfjorden along road 550. Near a small village called YtreÆdna Inn the river Ædna thunders down over 325 meters.
More interesting is the wide of Aednafossen, appr. 170 meters. The shape of Aednafossen is very perculiar: The waterfall begins small, then slowly widens up and at the bottom it is narrow again. There aren’t many waterfalls with this shape.
The Aednafossen is fed by one of the largest glaciers in Norway, the Folgefonna. Best time to visit the waterfall is early summer and the summer.
When I was at the Aednafossen on may 3th 2015 you hardly could see the Aednafossen (last two pictures and video), but the view on the mountains with a tremendous amount of snow make these pictures fabulous.
Aednafossen is a quite unknown (official unnamed) but astonishing waterfall that is easily visible from the popular tourist road 13. What makes this waterfall very beautiful is its shape, in combination with the height, you do not often see this. Make a stop to view the waterfall and imagine how big it actually is. Take your time and see how small the houses are in comparison with the waterfall!
Best place to admire the Aednafossen is from road R13, on the other side of the Hardangerfjord (near Tyssedal). Best view is inbetween the two tunnels Okslatunnelen and Stanatunnelen but you can’t stop the car over there. North of the Stanatunnelen you can park the car and walk down the old road along the fjord where you will have a tremendous view. From here you will photograph towards the west. Best time to visit the Aednafossen is early in the morning.
It is also possible to drive to the bottom om the waterfall: via Odda over road 550, along the Hardangerfjord. You soon get at a small bridge over the river Aedna, but the view from here is less impressive then from a distance.
The Odda region is one of the best places for spotting the highest, the most beautiful and the highest number of waterfalls in a relative small area. These are the best ones: Låtefossen, Espelandsfossen, Langfoss, Vidfoss, Aednafossen, Strondsfossen, Tjørnadalsfossen, Skrikjofossen, Nyastølfossen, Nykkjesøyfossen, Tveitafossen, Søtefossen and Vøringsfossen.