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Mardalsfossen Waterfall , Norway

The Mardalsfossen waterfall is located in the municipality of Nesset in the province of Møre og Romsdal,Norway.

The total height of the waterfall is, depending on the measurement technique, from 645 to 705 meters. The waterfall has 2 large ledges and several small ones the highest height of free fall of water, according to various sources, is about 250 or 320 meters.
After the construction of a hydroelectric power plant on the waterfall , water moves through the hydraulic system for most of the year. It passes through the waterfall only from June 20 to August 20, during the tourist season.
With a total drop of 705 meters according to Statistics Norway and 657 meters according to the World Waterfall Database, it is one of the ten highest waterfalls in Europe. It is, however, a multi-tiered waterfall..

Access : Coordinates: 62.471894, 8.119833 / There is a road to a parking lot below the waterfall. From the car park, it is a 30-45 minute walk up to the waterfall.

Highlights :

  • The name of the waterfall comes from the words Mardalen (name of the valley) and foss (waterfall).
  • The total drop is 645 – 705m, Mardalsfossen is one of the highest waterfalls in Europe with 297m of free vertical fall to the top shelf. The Mardalsfossen is fed from the 945 m high lake Mardalstjønna.

Go next : Molde ,a Town and municipality in Møre og Romsdal county,  in the traditional district of Romsdal.

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