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Hjelle - Vettisfossen

Route info

Description

A short but nice trip to the powerful Vettisfossen. Park in Hjelle and follow the path signs on the road. You pass a lot of big waterfalls on your way. Stop at Vetti Gard and take a break in the sun. From here you walk at a small path for about two kilometers and then you are in front of Vettisfossen.

Hiking time

4 hours (both ways)

Worth to know

Vettisfossen is the highest free fall waterfall in Norway. In wintertime you might see some ice climbers here.

 

Lodge info

Vetti Gard 340 metres a.s

  • Staffed lodge, Utladalen nature house with 12 beds.
    Season: end of june to beginning of september.

  • A coffee place just a few kilometers from the famous Vettisfossen.

  • Phone: 57 66 30 24

 

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The waterfall right next to the carpark in Hjelle.
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Information board about the road.
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As you can see it's really easy to walk here.
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The café in Hjelle. You also find information about the area here.
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Information boards with history were interesting to read.
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Many waterfalls were passed on the way to Vettisfossen.
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You could rest here if you want.
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The path to Avdalen.
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The path was surrounded with ferns.
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Vetti gard. You can have a cup of coffee here.
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Vettisfossen. One of Europes longest free fall waterfall.
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