Låtefossen

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Låtefossen
Laatefossen Odde.jpg
The two joining streams
Photo: Knud Knudsen, around 1900
Låtefossen is located in Vestland
Låtefossen
Låtefossen is located in Norway
Låtefossen
LocationVestland, Norway
Coordinates59°56′54″N 6°35′19″E / 59.948359°N 6.588498°E / 59.948359; 6.588498Coordinates: 59°56′54″N 6°35′19″E / 59.948359°N 6.588498°E / 59.948359; 6.588498
TypeSegmented Steep Cascade
Elevation335 metres (1,099 ft)
Total height95 metres (312 ft)
Number of drops1
Longest drop95 metres (312 ft)
Average width23 metres (75 ft)
Run274 metres (899 ft)
WatercourseAustdølo
Average
flow rate
17 cubic metres per second (600 cu ft/s)

Låtefossen or Låtefoss is a waterfall located in Ullensvang Municipality in Vestland County, Norway. The 95-metre (312 ft) tall waterfall is unique and thus it is a well-known tourist attraction in the area. It is special in that it consists of two separate streams flowing down from the lake Lotevatnet, and as they fall, they join together in the middle of the waterfall, just before going under the Norwegian National Road 13, making for a spectacular (and wet) view as one drives over the old, stone, six-arched bridge. The falls are commonly claimed to stand 165 metres (541 ft), however topographic data shows that this is not correct.[1][2]

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  1. ^ "Låtefossen". World Waterfall Database.
  2. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Låtefoss" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2014-06-17.