View of Vettisfossen
|Elevation||500 m (1,600 ft)|
|Total height||275 m (902 ft)|
|Number of drops||1|
|Longest drop||275 m (902 ft)|
|World height ranking||284|
Vettisfossen is one of Norway's tallest waterfalls, and the 284th tallest in the world. It is located in the Jotunheimen mountain range inside the Utladalen Landscape Protection Area in the municipality of Årdal in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. The waterfall has a single drop of 275 metres (902 ft). This is the highest fall which is not regulated through a hydroelectric power station (Måbødalsfossen being the highest).
The waterfall can be accessed by nice walking tour of about one hour from Øvre Årdal up the Utladalen valley. The name of the waterfall comes from the Vetti farm, which is located near the base of the waterfall. The mountain farm Vettismorki is also located nearby, just above the falls.
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