Vettisfossen

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Vettisfossen
Vettisfossen.jpg
View of Vettisfossen
Location Årdal, Norway
Coordinates 61°22′45″N 7°56′51″E / 61.37913°N 7.94758°E / 61.37913; 7.94758Coordinates: 61°22′45″N 7°56′51″E / 61.37913°N 7.94758°E / 61.37913; 7.94758
Type Plunge
Elevation 500 m (1,600 ft)
Total height 275 m (902 ft)
Number of drops 1
Longest drop 275 m (902 ft)
Watercourse Morkaelvi
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.[1][2]

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  1. ^ "Vettisfossen" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2010-09-06. 
  2. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Vettisfossen" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-09-06. 

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