OdnesfossenOdnesfossen is a waterfall in the river Odneselvi on the southside of the Næroyfjord where the fjord get more narrow (near Gudvangen). Only a 60 meter fall is visible at the end of the river at the Næroyfjord. Upstream, but not visible there must be more waterfalls. If you count in this part, the Odnesfossen is a waterfall with a height of 650 meters.

The Odnesfossen can only be reached/viewed by boat when going through the Næroyfjord. From Aurland-Flam there is ferry going through the Næroyfjord to Undredal and Gudvangen. It takes two hours with the ferry to get from Flam to Gudvangen. Other possibility is to rent a canoe.

I visited the Næroyfjord once by ferry. You can departure from Flåm or from Gudvangen. It doesn’t matter much where to start from, oneway trip time is appr. 1h 45min. We departed from Flåm. There are many companies offering boat trips but we took the slow (old) ferry boat of LustraBaatane. It was cheap (compared) to other boats, personal was very friendly and there was a big deck from where we could enjoy all waterfalls in the Næroyfjord. Prices (oneway) for 2019 are 295 NOK and 200 NOK for children. More information can be found on: LustraBaatane.com.

Unfortunately the weather was not very good when the ferry turned into the Næroyfjord. The first major waterfall you meet in the Næroyfjord is Lægdafossen (Sagfossen) at the right side of the fjord. The waterfall was covered with clouds and it was slightly raining. Nevertheless we enjoyed the trip very much. This was an experience you have to face.

The Næroyfjord is a very narrow fjord and is a side arm of one of the deepest fjords in the world, the Sognefjord. Going through the Næroyfjord you can view several unnamed and named waterfalls like the Lægdafossen, Tuftofossen and the Styvefossen.

The Odnesfossen is an official named waterfall and can be found on all maps.

Note: if you go by ferry one way and you were by car, you have to take the bus back. I can remember we had to wait over 1 hour before the bus departed!!!!

2 thoughts on “Odnesfossen

  • 19 January 2023 at 21:22

    Gracias por la información del nombre de la cascada. Tengo una foto de mi viaje por el fiordo Naeroy, y no había podido saber el nombre de tan bello salto de agua.

    • 20 January 2023 at 09:08

      Thank you for the nice words


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About Odnesfossen

RegionSogn og Fjordane
Best visitEarly summer

Most nearby waterfalls

WaterfallDistance (linear)Rating
Styvefossen 4 km
Tuftofossen 5 km
Hestanesfossen 8 km
Kjelfossen 8 km
Laegdafossen 12 km