Most people will see most of the waterfalls along the Flåmbanen by train. Once you’ve taken the Flåmbanen you can descend along a spectacular large waterfall (Myrdalsfossen) to Kårdalsfossen. Kårdalsfossen itself is not very high. In the background you will see two unknown waterfalls: the Uvgjesdøla. A waterfall with a height of appr. 200 meters which ends at Kårdalsfossen. A lovely place for a picnic and enjoying the surroundings. Only thing is the weather……

The most famous waterfall along the Flåmbanen is Kjosfossen. During the main season a show is performed where a girl is dressed as Huldra (a seductive forest creature). Aside from the fact that a nice show is staged, Kjosfossen is absolute a top 10 waterfall in Norway. With its 225 m height and a huge volume, you take all the fuss in the bargain, and you can enjoy the force of the water.

The Flåmbanen is a popular tourist attraction where a train brings you from Flåm to Myrdal. The height difference is 865 meters which has to be done in 20 kilometers, the second steepest railway in the world. On the way you can enjoy several waterfalls, named and unnamed. Be sure to make a reservation in the high season. It can be very crowded.

The next waterfall after Brekkefossen (also on the right) is Rjoandefossen, the one with the nicest colors in the most beautiful landscape. Near station Berekvam you will see several waterfalls on the left, the biggest (unofficial named) one is Tunnshello. Then you will pass by Kardalsfossen, but this is better visible when walking down from Myrdal.

The first short stop is the one at Kjosfossen. From here you will see several streams and you will have a beautiful view on Myrdalsfossen which plunges down over 225 meters. When walking down from Myrdal you will decent on a trail besides the waterfall. In Berekvam we took the train back to Flåm.

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About Kardalsfossen

RegionSogn og Fjordane
Height5m +200m
Best visitSummer

Most nearby waterfalls

WaterfallDistance (linear)Rating
Myrdalsfossen 2 km
Kjosfossen 4 km
Tunnshello 5 km
Rjoandefossen 8 km
Brekkefossen 11 km