Ramnefjellsfossen

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Ramnefjellsfossen
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Ramnefjellsfossen
Location Stryn, Norway
Coordinates 61°47′23″N 06°57′59″E / 61.78972°N 6.96639°E / 61.78972; 6.96639Coordinates: 61°47′23″N 06°57′59″E / 61.78972°N 6.96639°E / 61.78972; 6.96639
Type Tiered
Total height 818 m (2,684 ft)
Number of drops 3
Longest drop 600 m (2,000 ft)
Average width 23 m (75 ft)
World height ranking 3[1]

Ramnefjellsfossen (also known as: Utigardsfossen or Utigordsfossen) is unofficially listed as the third-highest waterfall in the world in several publications.[1] On the other hand, The World Waterfall Database, a waterfall enthusiast website, which includes all minor and seasonal waterfalls in the country, lists it as eleventh-tallest. The falls are located on the mountain, Ramnefjellet, in the municipality of Stryn in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway–about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) southeast of the villages of Loen and Olden.

The falls are fed by the Ramnefjellbreen glacier, an arm of the great Jostedalsbreen glacier. After the falls, the water flows into the lake Lovatnet. The falls are easily reached by boat, sea plane, or road, and a campsite is located within hiking distance of the base of the falls. The total drop is 818 metres (2,684 ft) from three free-leaping cascades. Due to the small flow of water it is one of the few major waterfalls in Norway that has not been slated for hydroelectric usage.

The mountain, Ramnefjellet, has killed over 100 people as a result of major landslides in 1905 and 1936. A 2008 photograph of the falls taken from Lovatnet lake was included in the Emirates "Skywards" brochure.

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  1. ^ a b Ash, Russell (ed.). The Top Ten of Everything. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley Publishers. ISBN 1-86466-126-7. 

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