When we were staying in the Oldedalen on camping Olden Camping (nice!) we noticed an unnamed waterfall coming down the mountain at the camping site. We judged the waterfall as a real waterfall and named it Gytrifossen, named after the river Gytrielva. The waterfall is fed by a glacier and with warm weather, in the summer, will reach maximum flow. Best view is from the lakeside when doing a trip by boat, available at the camping site (at least years ago it was).

In the Oldedalen there are several other interesting (named) waterfalls. The most beautiful are the Kleivafossen, Melkevollfossen and the Volefossen at the end of the Valley where used to be a large glacier ending, the Briksdalbreen. But since 2000 the glacier retreated to much (over 200 meters) to do glacier walkings on the ice. The Briksdalbreen doesn’t reach the glacierlake in front anymore. When walking to the glacier you still will walk by horse and carriages. Good for a nice photo at bridge over the Kleivafossen.

The glacier is still responsible for a very nice and astonishing surrounding and even more beautiful (un)named waterfalls.

2 thoughts on “Gytrifossen

  • 4 May 2020 at 08:06

    Hi Olaf,

    vielen Dank für die Bereitstellung so vieler interessanter Informationen auf deiner Website.

    Als wir in 2017 am Wasserfall Gytri waren, führte sogar ein Wanderweg zum Wasserfall. Der Weg war stellenweise echt zu gewachsen, aber man konnte so dem Wasserfall etwas näher kommen und die Fallstufe bewundern. Außerdem hat man von oben auch ein schönen Ausblick auf den Oldevatnet 🙂

    Liebe Grüße

    • 4 May 2020 at 15:17

      Nice to hear I can add something to people’s journey. The Oldedalen is probably my favorite region in Norway. I have been there several times and it is so relaxing and so beautiful with a lot to in the area.


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About Gytrifossen

CountryWaterfalls in Norway
RegionSogn og Fjordane
Best visitSummer

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