Road trip 11: Vøringsfossen

On our way over Hardangervidda, our main stop was by a Waterfall called Vøringsfossen. The name is derived from the old norse verb vyrða, that means esteem/revere, and fossen that means waterfall.

It has a total drop of 182 metres (597 ft), and a major drop of 163 metres (535 ft). It is perhaps the most famous in the country and a major tourist attraction on the way down from Hardangervidda to Hardangerfjord.

There are many nice spots to get a good look at the waterfall, with fences to prevent people falling down. This year they also built a pedestrian bridge across, with an amazing view. The bridge had not been up long when we were there and we really enjoyed going for a little walk checking out the viewing points and the new bridge and we got ourselves a wonderful walk.

The weather was lovely, so we went to the restaurant at the hotel that overlooks the waterfall and got some nice sandwiches and had lunch outside on a nice bench with a magnificent view.

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