A woman bunad dancing in front of Kjosfossen waterfall
|Total height||225 metres (738 ft)|
Kjosfossen is a waterfall located in Aurland municipality in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. The waterfall is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Norway. Its total fall is around 225 metres (738 ft). There is a small power station on the waterfall which is used to power the Flåm Line railway.
The Flåm Line passes directly in front of and over the upper part of the waterfall (the falls continue much longer down to the right (East) of the Line as you head down into the gorge), which is one of the main attractions for tourists who take the Flåm Line. (Some of the Flam tourist maps are orientated with South at the top.)
The waterfall is located about 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) northeast of Myrdal Station. During the main tourist season in the summer an actress dressed as a legendary Huldra (a seductive forest creature in Scandinavian folklore) dances and sings in front of the waterfall as the trains enter the station for the amusement of the tourists. The Huldra actresses are all students from the Norwegian ballet school.
- Media related to Kjosfossen at Wikimedia Commons
- Kjosfossen at visitnorway.com
- Seeing Norway's Fjordlands by Bus, Train and Ferry Contains a sharp, close-up photograph of the 'fairy'