Langfossen

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Location

Etne
Norway
59° 50' 43.908" N, 6° 20' 21.948" E
NO
General info: 

Langfoss trundles down into the Åkrafjord like a nature made roller coaster. The total fall of Langfoss is around 612 meters and it is one of the highest in Norway and Europe. The surroundings are magnificent and CNN even placed it on the list of the World’s 10 Most Beautiful Waterfalls.

Langfoss is easily accessible. Being right next to E134 highway, only few other waterfalls in the world will allow you to get as close in your car as Langfoss. The parking lot and tables next to the waterfall allow you to stop for a picnic. If you didn´t bring your own food, there is a Kiosk selling fast food, homemade baked goods, and local food products as well as some handicrafts.

Getting there: 

If you have a car in use, Langfoss is easily accessible right next to E134 highway with parking lot on the side of the road. The drive from major cities is rather long though, 5,5 hours from Oslo and 3,5 hours from Bergen.

If you feel like hiking, there is a trail to the top of Langfoss that starts from the parking lot.

Costs: 

No entrance fee.

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