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Rjukanfossen Waterfall

Tovdal, Amli 4869, Norway
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Impressive falls, nice walk 90 mins from Arendal

It was a generally easy 1 to 1 &1/2hrs walk from the car park. It's worth going down to the lookout... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
twoplustwocrew
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London, United Kingdom
Remarkable giants kettle in Flatdal

Jettegryten in Flatdal is a giant's kettle, also known as a giant's cauldron or pothole, which is a... read more

Reviewed 8 December 2017
ejohnsplass
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Skien Municipality, Norway
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The Rjukanfossen, or the Rjukan Falls (the name means The Smoking Falls). Not to be confused with Telemark's Rjukanfoss which has been diverted into pipes - this giant from Tovdal remains unspoiled. The waterfall has a free fall of 45 metres, and is a beautiful sight in the woods of Tovdal. The trail is about 3 kilometres long, and the round trip will take about 2,5 hours. Take road no 41 to Dolemo, follow the signpost to Tovdal. Continue until the end of the road, to Dale. Park on the side of the road by the roundabout. Start at the information board, and cross the bridges. Follow the red marks alongside the river up to ardalen Nature Reserve. Remember to close any gates you pass. The marks disappear at the top of the plateau, when you have a view of the waterfall. This is where you find the post box with the puncher. Rjukan waterfall with its 45 metres is the tallest waterfall in the region of Aust-Agder. Part of Top 13 trails in amli.
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3 weeks ago
“Impressive falls, nice walk 90 mins from Arendal”
25 Jul 2017
“Easy and quick access to beautiful spot”
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Tovdal, Amli 4869, Norway
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a generally easy 1 to 1 &1/2hrs walk from the car park. It's worth going down to the lookout to the left as you first get to see the waterfall..... this gives you a good view up the valley to the falls. There...More

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Reviewed 8 December 2017

Jettegryten in Flatdal is a giant's kettle, also known as a giant's cauldron or pothole, which is a cavity or hole which appears to have been drilled in the surrounding rocks by eddying currents of water bearing stones, gravel, and other detritus. The interiors of...More

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Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Only 5 min walk from the parking (about 5km outside of Helmsedal Skiresort) on a nice forest path before you discover this beautiful waterfal. For dare devils there is a hangrope bridge close to the fall and for those not afraid of the cold you...More

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Reviewed 25 June 2015

I walk down the trail with my child and it is a pleasant walk not too challenging for kids. However on the Gaustattoppen website it says that the waterfall is less impressive than in the past..ok fine but I went there end of June (snow...More

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Reviewed 19 July 2014 via mobile

We, a family of five, enjoyed this walk on a sunny Saturday in July. We would like recommend this to more families. We have children from 7 to 16.

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Reviewed 25 March 2013

Not far from where we stayed, this was a peaceful beautiful walk, however probably not advisable to do in winter, we were a bit foollish and very exhausted, didn't even make it to the top (we think). Would love to come back when the weather...More

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