Brudesløret (Geirangerfjorden)


Brudesløret is a well known waterfall in the Geirangerfjorden situated in the region More og Romsdal, Norway.

Brudesløret means Bridal veil and is a common name for a waterfall in Norway. I don’t know why Brudesløret is one of the more famous waterfalls in the Geirangerfjorden. It is a (very) low volume waterfall and most of the time not recognized as a waterfall. Nevertheless Brudesløret is an official named waterfall with a height of appr. 300 meter.

Bringefossen - boatBrudesløret is the waterfall on the right just after the beautiful Dei Sju Systrene (Seven sisters) waterfall. If you are with three persons it it even cheaper then taking the ferry. Year ago we rented a small boat (4 persons) for two hours and we explored the Geiarangerfjorden accompanied by two small wales/porpoises. Wow what an experience. Nice thing about your own boat is that you can decide which viewpoint is best.

Best way to view Brudesløret is by taking the ferry Geiranger-Hellesylt. This isn’t very cheap (360 NOK roundtrip). The ferry goes frequently and can be crowded. If you want a good spot (with a chair) on the deck, go standing in front of the line and take a chair on the right side (when leaving from Geiranger). Best views are from at the right side of the fjord. A ferry timetable can be found on the website of visitflam.

Another option could be by renting a boat at Grande camping in Geiranger.

Best season to visit the Geirangerfjorden with all its waterfalls is late springtime or early summer when a lot of snow melts down from the mountain range Geitfjellet (1.615m). With a little luck you also can see the the snow on the tops of the mountains, even early July.

Geiranger kayakGeiranger is a perfect base for day trips, hikes or boat trips. I can recommend the ferry Geiranger-Hellesylt. It wasn’t cheap but again (fourth time) I enjoyed the boat trip. It can be cold because of the wind, so take a jacket with you. If you are with more then two people you also can rent a boat at Grande camping in Geiranger. In two hour time you can make your own trip and it really fun, certainly with children.

A lot of people take their fishing rod with them when renting a boat. It is allowed to fish freely on sea (fjord) and there is a lot of fish in the fjord. Nice for the bbq! I am not really fund of fishing so I bought Salmon in the supermarket (quit cheap in Norway).

It always nice to know which waterfalls there are in the Geirangerfjorden. From Geiranger the first waterfall you see at the right side (after the camping site) is Gjerdefossen.

A little bit further at the right side you will see Bringefossen. Here you already can see Dei Sju Systrene (Seven Sisters waterfall). Look at the right side of the top of the waterfalls. Here you can see the Knivsfla farm(s). On the other side of the Fjord you can see Friaren waterfall (also called Skågeflafossen).

Sju Systre, Seven Sisters, Dei Sju SeistreneAfter Dei Sju Systrene you will see  Brudesløret (Bridal veil) and on the opposite side of the Geirangefjorden, Ljosurfossen. There are still many named and unnamed waterfall in the Geirangerfjorden but these are the significant ones.

Off cause at Hellesylt you will see the Hellesyltfossen. After the ferry arrives in Hellesylt you still have 10 minutes to visit the waterfall.

Other things to do in and around Geiranger:


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About Brudesløret (Geirangerfjorden)

RegionMøre og Romsdal
RiverX (no name)
Best visitLate spring, early summer

Most nearby waterfalls

WaterfallDistance (linear)Rating
Ljosurfossen 1 km
Seven Sisters waterfall (Dei Sju Systrene) 3 km
Friaren 5 km
Bringefossen 7 km
Gjerdefossen 10 km