Seven Sisters Waterfall, Norway

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Seven Sisters
Geirangerfjord sieben Schwestern.jpg
View of the Seven Sisters Waterfall
Location Stranda Municipality,
Møre og Romsdal, Norway
Coordinates 62°06′31″N 07°05′24″E / 62.10861°N 7.09000°E / 62.10861; 7.09000Coordinates: 62°06′31″N 07°05′24″E / 62.10861°N 7.09000°E / 62.10861; 7.09000
Total height 410 metres (1,350 ft)
Longest drop 250 metres (820 ft)

The Seven Sisters (Norwegian: De Syv Søstrene or Dei Sju Systrene, also known as Knivsflåfossen) is the 39th tallest waterfall in Norway. The waterfall consists of seven separate streams, and the tallest of the seven has a free fall that measures 250 metres (820 ft).

The waterfall is located along the Geirangerfjorden in Stranda Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. The waterfall is located just south of the historic Knivsflå farm, across the fjord from the old Skageflå farm. The falls are about 6.5 kilometres (4.0 mi) west of the village of Geiranger. It is part of the Geiranger World Heritage Site.

Dimished flow of the Seven Sisters Waterfall in September.

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"The Seven Sisters" (Norwegian: De Syv Søstrene or Dei Sju Systrene) is located on the northern side of the Geirangerfjorden, and directly across the fjord lies a single waterfall called "The Suitor" (Norwegian: Friaren). The legend of the seven sisters is that they dance playfully down the mountain. Meanwhile, across the fjord, the suitor (or courter) flirts playfully with them from afar.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Seven Sisters (De Sju Søstre)". World of Waterfalls. 
  2. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Sju Søstre" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-10-09. 

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