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The Waterfall Path

Holmen, sentrum, Balestrand 6899, Norway
+47 57 69 12 55
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Beautiful Waterfalls

The driving tour of the waterfalls was lovely. However, it was a little scary at times driving on... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
KcVic
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Leawood, Kansas
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Must see

Our most memorable hike from this part of Norway was to track along the river on a rainy gloomy... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2017
Alex P
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The Waterfall Path, Gaularfjell The Waterfall Path goes from the Gaular mountains down to Viksdalen. Along its route are 14 waterfalls and 7 lakes. It is a relatively easy hike with a height difference of approx. 500m and a total length of 21 km. The hike goes from Gaularfjell to Viksdalen via Eldal, Likholefossen, Longstolen and Torsnesstolen. There are 4 different starting points. Eldal: Marked with a signpost. Parking area. The path is marked with red F’s, and direction signs. Likholefossen: Marked with a signpost. Parking area. The path is marked with red F’s, and direction signs. Longstolen: Marked with a signpost. Parking area. The path is marked with red F’s, and direction signs. Torsnesstolen: Marked with a signpost. Parking area. The path is marked with red F’s, and direction signs. You can choose to go the whole distance or just parts of it. The bus stops at all the start/finishing points. You can choose to walk between 2, 3 or 4 points. The path goes through a luxuriant landscape rich with wild animal and plant life as well as areas of active farming. The path goes over rough and rugged ground and crosses a number of wooden bridges. It is possible to fish along the river. Fishing licences can be obtained from local businesses / accommodation in the area. Getting there: During the summer you can get a bus (route14-210) from the centre of Balestrand to and from Gaularfjell. To get to Balestrand take the express bus from Oslo, Bergen or Trondheim or the express boat from Bergen. If you come by car from Oslo take the E16 and route 55. From Bergen or Trondheim take the E39 and route 55. For more information contact Balestrand Tourist Office www.visitbalestrand.no info@visitbalestrand.no
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“Beautiful Waterfalls”
10 Jun 2017
“Must see”
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Holmen, sentrum, Balestrand 6899, Norway
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The driving tour of the waterfalls was lovely. However, it was a little scary at times driving on the super narrow and winding roads!!!!!

Thank KcVic
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Our most memorable hike from this part of Norway was to track along the river on a rainy gloomy June day and visit these stunning watefalls. Only an hour outdide Balestrand, its a must see.

Thank Alex P
Reviewed 26 July 2016

A very doable hike for moderately experienced hikers with no technical skills (at least for the lower half of the path). It's more than a nature walk, make sure to have water, some snacks, good footwear, and raingear. Details. Take Rt 13 from Balestrand, headed...More

6  Thank Rover8993
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Great place and amazing views you should not miss while in Balestrand , it is about one hour drive to mountain.

2  Thank kmideg
Reviewed 8 July 2016

While we would have liked to hike, the weather was questionable; but the tourist info center advised we still go by driving; it was well worth the trip for both the waterfall and the new lookout platform that has an amazing view down on the...More

3  Thank Jim B
Reviewed 20 August 2015

This area is amazingly beautiful and great hiking. However, this is not a stroll in the park. Make sure to have good hiking boots, water & fuel, know where you are going. The area is strewn with boulders and rocks, so the trail is challenging...More

3  Thank jocko
Reviewed 2 July 2015 via mobile

If you have a car this is a very neat hike/light walk to do. We only walked for about 2 hours but it was all along the water and lots of fast moving water to see.

3  Thank Caroline K
Reviewed 31 May 2014

This hiking stretch is about an hours drive out of Balestrand, and itself offers spectacular scenery. We did this end of May 2014 and we also went to about the halfway point where the modern foot bridge is located, and headed west for about an...More

4  Thank Ben N
Reviewed 3 July 2013

My wife and I hiked part of this trail on second July, 2013. We were thrilled with the amount of scenery and beauty that Norway presented. While the description in the brocure and here read that the trails are easy (and in places they are),...More

7  Thank Mark C
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