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.

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About Gytrifossen

CountryWaterfalls in Norway
RegionSogn og Fjordane
Best visitSummer

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