Monday, 26 July 2010

Vøringsfossen Waterfall

Our next stop along the road to Lofthus was the Vøringsfossen Waterfall.  It is Norway's most famous waterfall, and has a fall of 182 metres.  The first part of the waterfall looks quite tame.

Then there is a 145 metre direct vertical drop.

It wasn't easy to get a good photo of the waterfall, as we were quite high up on a cliff.
The signs read "Please do not lean on the fence".
We were not brave enough to lean over the fence to get a decent photo.

But it was beautiful, you will just need to go for yourself, and let us know how brave you were to get a decent photo of the vertical drop!
The wind was blowing perfectly for a great photo of the Norwegian Flag.

We loved this statue of a troll, but we argued whether is was a photo of the boys with their dad, or a photo of the boys with their mum.

As we continued our journey to Loftus, we passed through some amazing tunnels.  The first was like a series of figure-of-eights, followed by a helix winding downward.  We dropped about 300 meters in the tunnel and probably only covered 50-100m in forward distance!  It looked awesome on the sat-nav (just a circle) and we spiralled down and down until we again appeared in the sunlight.  Other tunnels, up to 4 or 5 kilometers in length, also assisted us in crossing the mountains.  Overall, for the population, the roads are in wonderful condition. 

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