The Vøringsfossen Waterfall has a free fall of 145 metres and a total fall of 182 metres, and is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Norway.
To witness the huge volumes of water from the Hardangervidda
plateau drop to the valley of Måbødalen below is an impressive sight in natural and idyllic surroundings.
Måbødalen is narrow and steep, and this beautiful valley stretches from Eidfjord through to Hardangervidda, where it is possible to see the waterfall from the bottom of the valley. There used to be several roads passing through Måbødalen, and in the 1780’s stone steps were built (1300 in total) to make the journey easier.
The road from Måbødalen to Fossli was finished in 1916 and is accessible by foot or bicycle. The car road through Måbødalen has several tunnels but also plenty of viewpoints to stop and and enjoy in the breathtaking scenery.
From the main road the walk to the waterfall is about 30 minutes, and the view at the end is a guaranteed reward.
Two of the tours from Fjord Tours includes a sightseeing trip to Vøringsfossen waterfall and Hardangervidda Nature centre. Read more about these tours here
Future plans for the Vøringsfossen waterfall
Vøringsfossen is one of the attractions to be improved through the National Tourist Route Project.
The area surrounding Vøringsfossen needs improvement, and major parts along the edge towards the waterfall and valleys are not secured. Parking and facilities will be built and there will be improvements for viewpoints, paths and bridges to be completed by 2020.
By 2023 the National Tourist Route
will be fully completed and to the design of architect Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk AS.