Waterfall hike

Langfoss is among the tallest waterfalls in Europe, veiling a total of 600 meters as it slides violently into the calm waters of the Åkrafjord. Langfoss is the 5th largest waterfall in Norway and has several times been voted as one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world.

The mountains in this area are much less crowded compared to the area around Trolltunga and are mainly visited by locals. You’ll have a blast up here. We want to introduce you this beautiful part of Norway, and show you why we love these mountains. It’s not an overly challenging hike, though still challenging enough for most folks. We camp along the river where we serve some local specialities. Also, if you like fishing, bring a rod! Because you’ll find the mountain trout biting both in the river close to our camp and in the lake further up.

 
 

About

We offer overnight hikes to this spectacular waterfall, where you will get to experience an authentic Norwegian adventure. The hike has a total length of 13 km, where we start 100 meters above sea level. The highest point is at a viewpoint 847 meters above sea level. Here you will experience a magnificent view over the fjord, glacier and the waterfall!

We will meet up at Åkrafjorden Bed & Breakfast at 10:00 in the morning. From here we will follow a steep trail into the mountain. We will keep a low pace, and have a lot of short brakes on our way up. If the weather allows it, we will have "lunch with a view" when we reach a beautiful viewpoint. Here you will have an excellent view over the fjord, glacier and the waterfall, while we will serve our delicious homemade sandwich with cheese and ham.

After lunch, we will continue further into the mountain until we reach a large lake. The outflow of this lake is the source of Langfoss. Moreover, if you like fishing, this is a perfect place for catching mountain trout. From here we will follow the river down the magnificent valley until we reach our camp. While we prepare dinner, you can relax with a cup of coffee, have a refreshing dip in the river, or go fishing. After dinner, we can do an optional hike to catch the sunset.

The next morning we will continue along the river until we reach the point where it turns into the Langfoss waterfall. At the top of the waterfall, you are looking down where the Åkrafjord winds its way between mountains of more than 1,000 metres and the magnificent Folgefonna glacier can be seen towering above them in the distance.

The path along Langfoss has initially been the old mountain road from the Eljarvik farm to Langfoss støl (mountain farm), located on the plateau with our camp. There is much great stonework along the trail. Earlier generations have struggled up and down with livestock and heavy loads of butter and cheese from the mountain farm. Some places, and especially before you get below the timberline, there are beautiful viewpoints. The last part of the walk is steep down through the pine forest, where we will be picked up by a car, and transported back to our starting point.

 

There are only a few dates out on this trek, but we can also arrange this trek on requests. Minimum 3 participants. Send us an email if you have any questions.

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We meet up at Åkrafjorden Bed & Breakfast. See map for location.