Name of Waterfall



Take Route 60 south from Stryn to the small town of Olden and make a left onto Route 724 immediately before crossing the river (note, a new road was being built when we visited, so expect directions to change in the future), watching for signs pointing to Briksdalsbreen and Oldevatnet. Drive for 17.7km to where the falls will be plainly visible from the road. Parking space is limited in this area so be sure to be aware of potential passing traffic (which will include tour buses during the summer months).Rustøyfossen is one of the most prominently visible of the less significant waterfalls found in Oldedalen (though “less significant” is a relative term here). The Rustøyelva cascades down the side of the valley in a very striking stair-step formation, dropping about 450 meters (1,475 feet) in its final descent. Due to inclement weather and low clouds we were not able to verify the absolute extent of the falls when surveyed in person, but topographic data is fairly clear about where the falls begin. Because of the distance of stream involved in the run of the waterfall, the uppermost tiers of the falls becomes severely foreshortened and only the lower half of the falls is prominently visible from the main road, however from the opposite side of the valley the entire series of falls should present itself much more clearly.

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IWC Rating (International Waterfall Classification)


Total Height (ft)


Average Width


Maximum Width


Average High Volume (Cubic ft per second)

40 cfs (9 months)

Average Low Volume (Cubic ft per second)

15 cfs (3 months)


70 degrees

Run (ft)


Watershed or Feeder Stream