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Mardalsfossen, Nesset Municipality

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Mardalsfossen is one of the ten highest waterfalls in Europe. It is located in the municipality of Nesset in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. The falls are on the Mardøla river which flows into the lake Eikesdalsvatnet, about northwest of the village of Eikesdalen. The waterfall is depicted in Nesset's coat-of-arms.The total fall is according to SSB, according to World Waterfall Database. It consists of two large drops and several smaller ones lower down. The highest vertical drop, which is, is one of the tallest in Norway. It is on average wide. It is a tiered waterfall.The water, which has been tapped for hydroelectric use, flows over the falls during the summer tourist season of 20 June to 20 August. At other times the water is channeled through the hydroelectric scheme. The highest rate of flow ever recorded in the falls is. Currently in the summers, the flow limited to less than.In 1970 Arne Næss, the Norwegian founder of the Deep Ecology movement, tied himself with 300 others in protest against the building of a dam and the subsequent removal of the waterfall.From summer 2014 Antony Gormley’s Another Time is on view in the mist from the waterfall. Due to the immense success of the project, the exhibition has been extended to 20 August 2015. The show is curated by Be Andr and is sponsored by Nesset Municipality, Nesset Sparebank, Nesset Kraft AS, Kverneland Bil and Galleri Opdahl. Accompanying the installation is a limited edition book which includes a foreword by Marit Wadsten focussing on the Mardøla campaign of 1970 and the development of resources in Eikesdal; an essay by Eckhard Schneider, director of the Pinchuk Art Center, Kiev, which explores the artist’s practice; and finally a conversation between Antony Gormley and the project's curator Be Andr.
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  • When we got there in the middle of september, the waterfall and Rapids is not something to cheer for, but everything around was absolutely wonderful! Clearly worth to go there, for the way there by the road next to the Lake was absolutely magical. The water was completely calm. Wide gravel road to the falls, and although it was a steep climb it went smoothly to go up! Worth considering is the toll to get to the parking lot at the rapids.
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  • A great walk in the beautiful nature! The trip takes about 30 minutes. It good tillagede the path is suitable for baby carriage. Also recommend a visit to the kiosk down in the parking lot. It is open until 18:00 o'clock every day. The falls are open from 20. June to 20. August every year.
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  • We s″ežali with the E136 in Primer, drove 40 minutes to its end at the power station there parked and walked 30 minutes on the rocks at the edge of a cliff. From the plateau at the top of the cliff offer a magnificent view of the waterfall and the tip of the fjord below.
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