Seven Sisters Waterfall (Norway)

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Seven Sisters  (English)
De syv søstrene  (Norwegian)
Dei sju systrene  (Nynorsk)
Geirangerfjord sieben Schwestern.jpg
View of the Seven Sisters Waterfall
Seven Sisters Waterfall (Norway) is located in Møre og Romsdal
Seven Sisters Waterfall (Norway)
Seven Sisters Waterfall (Norway) is located in Norway
Seven Sisters Waterfall (Norway)
LocationMøre og Romsdal, Norway
Coordinates62°06′26″N 7°05′39″E / 62.1071°N 7.0942°E / 62.1071; 7.0942Coordinates: 62°06′26″N 7°05′39″E / 62.1071°N 7.0942°E / 62.1071; 7.0942
TypeSegmented plunges
Elevation410 metres (1,350 ft)
Total height410 metres (1,350 ft)
Number of drops1
Longest drop250 metres (820 ft)
Total width229 metres (751 ft)
Run213 metres (699 ft)
WatercourseKnivsflåelvane
Average
flow rate
2 cubic metres per second (71 cu ft/s)

The Seven Sisters (Norwegian: De Syv Søstrene or Dei sju systrene, also known as Knivsflåfossen) is the 39th tallest waterfall in Norway. The 410-metre (1,350 ft) tall waterfall consists of seven separate streams, and the tallest of the seven has a free fall that measures 250 metres (820 ft).[1]

The waterfall is located along the Geirangerfjorden in Stranda Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. The waterfall is located just south of the historic Knivsflå farm, across the fjord from the old Skageflå farm. The falls are about 6.5 kilometres (4.0 mi) west of the village of Geiranger. It is part of the Geiranger World Heritage Site.

Diminished flow of the Seven Sisters Waterfall in September

Name[edit]

"The Seven Sisters" (Norwegian: De Syv Søstrene or Nynorsk: Dei Sju Systrene) is located on the northern side of Geirangerfjorden, and directly across the fjord lies a single waterfall called "The Suitor" (Norwegian: Friaren). The legend of the seven sisters is that they dance playfully down the mountain. Meanwhile, across the fjord, the suitor (or courter) flirts playfully with them from afar.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sju Søstre". World Waterfall Database. Retrieved 2019-08-24.
  2. ^ "The Seven Sisters (De Sju Søstre)". World of Waterfalls.
  3. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Sju Søstre" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-10-09.

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