Dontefossen (officialy writte as Døntefossen) is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the Romsdalen (Rauma) near Flatmark, 30 km south of Åndalsnes in the region More og Romsdal, Norway.

DøntefossenDøntefossen is the sixth big waterfall at the right side of the road, just after Flatmark. You first will see two waterfalls, Brurasloret and Gravdefossen at the left side before you see the beautiful Døntefossen.

Døntefossen drops down in two major stages over 385 meter with a highest drop of 225 meter. Probably the total drop is much higher but it is hard to see the upper part of the waterfall. Surveying the map, Døntefossen has a potential drop of appr. 650 meter.

Døntefossen is being fed by water from the river Døntelva which tumbles down from Døntebotna (1.050 m), a plateau with several small lakes. July 2017 I was in the Romsdalen for the second time and the river (again) had a substantial volume.

There are many other big waterfalls in the Romsdalen (Rauma) when driving from Andalsnes to Dombas (road E136)
Olmaafossen (1th waterfall on the right, one of the highest waterfall in the world)
Mongefossen (2nd waterfall at the left side, but is regulated and probably not visible)
Rangaafossen (3th waterfall at the left side, but is regulated and probably not visible)
Brurasløret,(4th waterfall at the left side, nice to see together with Gravdefossen)
Gravdefossen (5th waterfall at the left side and the most impressive waterfall)
Døntefossen (6th waterfall at the right side, beautiful with river in foreground)
Skokagrovafossen (7th waterfall at the left side, nice if you are standing near the waterfall)
Vermafossen.(8th waterfall at the right side, much bigger then it looks like)
Kylingbruafossen (9th waterfall(s) at the right side, close to Kyling bridge, unnamed but beautiful)
Slettafossen (10th waterfall at the right side, extremely powerful waterfall in the river Rauma)
Then there are still dozens of low volume waterfall not considered as a waterfall.

MardalsfossenNot far from Romsdalen (Rauma) you can also drive into the Eikesdalen with the enormous Mardalsfossen. A tourist attraction, but the waterfalls are very impressive to see and the walk to the base of Mardalsfossen is very pleasant. Anyway Eikesdalen is a valley with many big waterfalls and is a visit worthwhile. There is a nice campingsite in Eikesdal, a perfect base to explore the area.

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About Døntefossen

RegionMøre og Romsdal

Most nearby waterfalls

WaterfallDistance (linear)Rating
Gravdefossen 2 km
Brurasloret (Flatmark) 3 km
Rangaafossen 5 km
Vermafossen 7 km
Slettafossen 12 km