Brekkefossen, Flam

4.7
#3 of 9 in Nature in Sogn og Fjordane
Waterfall Nature / Park
Marvel at the long drop of Brekkefossen, a waterfall pouring from a hanging valley through a twisting gully. Though it can be viewed in full from the Flam railway, up close you can only take in about 115 m (377 ft) of the gorgeous waterfall's full 545.5 m (1,790 ft)--this perhaps accounts for its being generally overlooked. Wear sturdy shoes on the steep trek to the viewing point at the falls' base, where you will also be rewarded by beautiful sights of Flam, a nearby village. Take a walking stick if you need a little extra help to climb the trail. For Brekkefossen and beyond, use our Flam holiday planner to get the most from your Flam vacation.
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  • Excellent way to spend your day when on a cruise. No need for booking a tour. Just put on your boots and take off. Hike straight from the ship and burn some calories, this will take you about 3 hours....  more »
  • 4.5m from the p & o cruise stop as a round trip. Well worth it. Do not waste your money on tours unless you struggle to walk. Once we did the waterfall. We did a round trip and walked further to a bri...  more »
  • You can see this waterfall from Flåm or from the train. It is possible to walk here from Flåm or take the car to get near the waterfall. Note that the road is narrow and partly steep, many places it i...  more »
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  • Great views from the top and well worth it - but go prepared for a hike up a slippery/muddy/rocky path. I saw people in sandals and others slipping in converse. Madness.
  • it take 20 minutes to famous location where most photographed place. also, you can follow up higher trail course but it more sloping-harder(about 20min), only end to just small waterfall.
  • A good walk that gets the heart rate pumping! The views of Flåm were fantastic!
  • coolest part of trip to scandinavia
  • Great walk up from Flam with amazing views of the town and waterfall. Reasonably steep and pretty muddy if it's been raining so appropriate footwear is helpful. Well worth the climb.

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