Langfossen

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Langfossen
Langfoss
Langfossen.JPG
Langfossen waterfall
Photo: Frokor
Coordinates 59°50′40″N 06°20′20″E / 59.84444°N 6.33889°E / 59.84444; 6.33889Coordinates: 59°50′40″N 06°20′20″E / 59.84444°N 6.33889°E / 59.84444; 6.33889
Type Sliding horsetail
Elevation 228 metres (748 ft)
Total height 612 metres (2,008 ft)
Number of drops 1
Longest drop 612 metres (2,008 ft)
Average width 76 metres (249 ft)
Average
flow rate
8 m3/s (280 cu ft/s)

Langfossen is a waterfall located in the municipality of Etne in Hordaland county, Norway. The waterfall is located about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) southwest of the village of Fjæra. The water falls down a towering mountain, a total distance of about 612 metres (2,008 ft) before the water leaps out into Åkrafjorden at the base of the mountain. European route E134 runs along the base of the waterfall, making access very easy.

The World Waterfall Database declared this waterfall to be one of the "best in the world".[1] In March 2011 CNN/Budget Travel sat Langfossen as one of the worlds ten most beautiful waterfalls. The waterfall is one of the few in Norway that has not been used in hydroelectric power generation, so it is still in its natural state.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Langfoss". World Waterfall Database. Retrieved 2015-04-01. 
  2. ^ Collins, Beth (2011-03-11). "10 most beautiful waterfalls". CNN.