The many-stranded waterfall, usually said to be 152 m high, but likely only 110 m, is formed by a small stream, the Kroelvi, tumbling over a receding cliff. It is famous for its beauty. Buses sometimes stop for people to admire it. It was painted in 1830 by Johan Christian Dahl.
In addition, in the late 1990s the water at Tvindefossen acquired a reputation for rejuvenation and revival of sexual potency that made it one of the most important natural tourist attractions in western Norway, with as many as 200,000 people a year from the U.S., Japan and Russia visiting and filling containers with the water.
At one point it was Norway's ninth most visited natural attraction, with 272,000 visitors.
- Tvindefossen at World Waterfall Database
- Tvindefossen at World of Waterfalls.
- Northern European Cruises[unreliable source?]
- Ymer 36-37 (1917) p. 235 (in Swedish)
- Johan Vibe, Norges land og folk volume 12: Søndre Bergenhus amt, Kristiania: Aschehoug, 1896, p. 300 (in Norwegian)
- Terry Plant, Nordic Journeys, 5th ed. Newton Abbot, 1990, ISBN 978-0-9510511-2-2, p. 104.
- Andreas Aubert, Maleren Johan Christian Dahl: et stykke av forrige aarhundredes kunst- og kulturhistoria, Kristiania, 1920, p. 152 (in Norwegian)
- "Vilt ved Viagrafallene", Bergens Tidende 12 August 2001 (in Norwegian)
- Svein Kvalheim notes at the end of "Vøringfossen på topp", Bergens Tidende 2 November 2001: "det virker som om hver femte bilist denne sommeren lot være å stoppe ved Tvindefossen i Voss." - "it seems as if every fifth driver this summer was bent on stopping at the Tvinde waterfall in Voss."
- "Norge – turisme". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 28 May 2011.
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