Mardalsfossen, Nesset Municipality

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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  • August 13, 2017
    Very great scenic area. The road along the Philudoria dals water is a nice ride with high and would rock on both sides. Mardalsfossen, you can see already early in the trip. At the end of the water turns off and find a spacious car park. Very interesting tour through the old Elm and Hazel forest in to the waterfall. Aur sea road must be experienced, steep and spectacular hairpin bends.
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  • August 9, 2017
    The waterfall is fantastic. Good parking and nice path up to the waterfall. Missed the old form still great before regulation. Recommend the trip across the sea at the same time Aur.
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  • August 7, 2017
    In the year 2016 we stayed in Eikesdal Camping and of course went to Mardalsfossen. It is unusual, two parts and "tie", falls from heights-more than 700 m and we have planned for the year 2017 to track the source of the waterfall. Entrance from the e 136 undercoating with steep gradients at the height of 1100-1200 m 40 minutes road mountain splendor, then the time track of about 2.5 km to the source of the waterfall. It does not describe in words! There's got to be! And then another track for the onlooker to the second waterfall (you need to go to a Lake dirt until it stops). There the track easier and fascinating species.
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