Steindalsfossen

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5.25.15 ~ Steine, Hordaland, Norway

Fossen means waterfall in Norwegian. The attraction at Steindalsfossen is that one can walk under the waterfall, which was an amazing experience for me. I’m told this is one of the most visited tourist sites in Norway. The souvenir shop (above) was near the bottom of the waterfall, where the path started which led up to the waterfall.

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a troll welcomes us ~ 5.25.15 ~ Steine, Hordaland, Norway

Located in the village of Stein, along Hardangerfjord, we visited when melting snow made Steindalsfossen extra full of rushing water. The waterfall is 151′ (46m) high. We were impressed!

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5.25.15 ~ Steine, Hordaland, Norway
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along the path we saw plenty of sheep and lambs ~ 5.25.15 ~ Steine, Hordaland, Norway
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5.25.15 ~ Steine, Hordaland, Norway
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about halfway up, looking down ~ 5.25.15 ~ Steine, Hordaland, Norway
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5.25.15 ~ Steine, Hordaland, Norway
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yours truly, trying to give some perspective ~ 5.25.15 ~ Steine, Hordaland, Norway
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me again, under the waterfall ~ 5.25.15 ~ Steine, Hordaland, Norway
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Dan & Fran ~ 5.25.15 ~ Steine, Hordaland, Norway
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Fran – it was a great place for contemplation ~ 5.25.15 ~ Steine, Hordaland, Norway
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looking back down ~ 5.25.15 ~ Steine, Hordaland, Norway
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5.25.15 ~ Steine, Hordaland, Norway

There was a platform at the top of the path, beyond the walk under the waterfall. From there the souvenir shop below and nearby village of Stein could be viewed.

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5.25.15 ~ Steine, Hordaland, Norway

We felt pretty lucky on this trip. We kept arriving places when almost no one else was there, and then as we were leaving, a tour bus (or cruise ship as happened in Flåm) would show up with loads of tourists. As we went back down the path we encountered a big group of people from that tour bus you can see down there in the parking lot. We were grateful we had Steindalsfossen to ourselves as long as we did.

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5.25.15 ~ Steine, Hordaland, Norway

16 thoughts on “Steindalsfossen”

    1. Why do I get the feeling you would make an ideal stowaway companion, Sybil? 🙂
      (I hope Sooki is feeling better soon.)

    1. If you get a chance to go to Norway you should definitely grab it! The tunnels, bridges and waterfalls seem to be home to a very large population of trolls. 🙂

  1. What a great experience this must have been! I can only imagine how it feels to be behind the water rushing down. And wonderful that you had it all for yourselves 🙂 Thanks for the great shots.

    1. You’re welcome, Tiny! We saw so many waterfalls and it was especially thrilling to actually stand behind one. How can so much water come from melting snow? It’s hard to wrap my mind around the volumes and speeds… 🙂

  2. What an amazing experience it must have been for you to walk under the falling water. And I believe The Universe planned your holiday for you just the way you wanted it to be, quiet, without the buses full of tourists. 🙂

    1. It was amazing and we did seem to be leading a charmed life over there. It seems so long ago and far away now but it’s only been four months. I’m forever grateful we had the chance to go see and take in so much natural beauty. 🙂

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