Name of Waterfall



Skarvefossen can be seen from Highway 13 in Grandvin about 7km north of the junction of Highways 13 and 7. There is a large bus stop along either side of the highway where the falls can be easily seen from the road, though the bottom of the falls is obstructed by trees. Closer views should be attainable by following a road past a quarry about 250m north of the bus stops. Be mindful of pasture land that may need to be crossed in order to reach the falls.Skarvefossen is a large waterfall seen from Route 13 between Grandvin and Voss, but it isn’t easily appreciated from the road due to its location in a narrow gorge and the surrounding forest. The falls drop about 120 meters (390 feet) in a broad veiling plunge which falls off the side of the gorge such that viewing the falls from downstream yields a perspective that suggests the falls are much narrower than they actually are. Unfortunately there doesn’t appear to be an easy way to view the falls such that its true stature would be revealed thanks to the confines of the canyon (and the farms immediately downstream don’t help the situation).This is another of Norway’s many waterfalls which seems to have several variations in spelling. Skarvefossen is the proper title, but it has also been known as Skorvofossen and less frequently Skorvsfossen as well.

Other Names

['Skorvofossen', 'Skorvefossen']



IWC Rating (International Waterfall Classification)


Total Height (ft)


Tallest Drop


Number of Drops


Average Width


Maximum Width


Average High Volume (Cubic ft per second)

100 cfs (7 months)

Average Low Volume (Cubic ft per second)

15 cfs (5 months)


90 degrees

Run (ft)


Watershed or Feeder Stream