Vinnufossen - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
Vinnufossen or Vinnufallet is the tallest waterfall in Europe and the sixth-tallest in the world. The 865-meter tall tiered horsetail waterfall is located just east of the village of Sunndalsøra in the municipality of Sunndal in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. The falls are part of the river Vinnu which flows down from the Vinnufjellet mountain and it is fed from the Vinnufonna glacier. The falls flow into the river Driva near the village of Hoelsand.
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Innerdalstårnet is a majestic mountain in Innerdalen. The Innerdalen, is a valley famous for being one of the most beautiful valleys in Norway. Innerdalstårnet is the unmistakeable cone-shaped spear that any visitor of Innerdalen will notice. The normal-route is class 3-4 scrambling. In addition, there are several classic climbing routes.
27.71km from Vinnufossen
Eikesdalsvatnet is a lake in Molde Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. The lake is long and narrow, roughly 18 kilometers in length, and it is the largest lake in Møre og Romsdal county. The village of Eikesdalen is located at the southern end of the lake. The average depth is 89 meters such that most of the lake's volume is below sea level.
28.12km from Vinnufossen
Gjevillvatnet is a lake in the municipality of Oppdal in Trøndelag county, Norway. It is located in the Trollheimen mountain range, about 5 kilometers south of the mountain Blåhøa and about 5 kilometers northwest of the village of Vognillan. The lake was regulated for hydroelectric power-production in the 1970s. Water is tapped from the bottom in the western part of the lake, for use in the Driva power station.
35.11km from Vinnufossen
The Mardalsfossen waterfall cascades 297 meters down into the valley and is the fourth highest waterfall in the world (the whole waterfall is 655 m). The waterfall is an impressive sight in the period when the water is released by the hydroelectricity company - from 20th June to 20th August each year. It is easily reachable from the road and is one of the famous places in this area.
Dovrefjell–Sunndalsfjella National Park
39.86km from Vinnufossen
Dovrefjell–Sunndalsfjella National Park is a National Park in Norway. It was established in 2002 to replace and enlarge the former Dovrefjell National Park, established in 1974. It occupies 1,693 square kilometres. Together with the National Park, there are eight landscape protected areas and two biotope protected areas that were established adjacent to the park in 2002, comprising a total protected area of 4,366 square kilometres, including also parts of Hedmark county.
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Møre og Romsdal
It is an area of iconic fjords but also of beautiful mountains, countless waterfalls, myriad islands, rugged coasts, and great valleys.