Name of Waterfall



From the town of Åndalsnes follow the E136 east for just under 30km to where the falls will be visible on the left side of the valley (you will pass Døntefossen on the right side of the valley just before reaching Skogafossen). Watch for a turnout and a rough, overgrown dirt road which leads into the woods for several dozen meters, ending at a barb wire fence next to the railroad tracks. The falls are most clearly visible from this point but are partially obstructed by a few trees and power lines.Skogafossen is a waterfall of lesser significance in Romsdalen found almost directly across the valley from the much larger and more prominent Døntefossen. When we visited Romsdalen in June 2011 the valley was shrouded with low lying clouds and we were not able to see the majority of the waterfalls present. While the final portion of Skogafossen was clearly visible, veiling approximately 105 meters (345 feet) down the side of the valley, the majority of the total height of the falls was obstructed by clouds. Based on one meter topographic data, the falls drop approximately 370 meters in all, with the largest drop falling about 140 meters (460 feet), much of which is accounted for in the aforementioned 105 meter fall visible from the road.
Though the falls are situated adjacent to the highway running through the valley, railroad tracks lie in between the falls and the road and we encountered a barb-wire fence which was difficult to cross so closer views may be harder to come by. The stream which feeds the falls drains from a rather small basin which harbors a few small tarns but no permanent ice, so the falls will lose much of their luster by the late summer months.

Other Names




IWC Rating (International Waterfall Classification)


Total Height (ft)


Tallest Drop


Average Width


Maximum Width


Average High Volume (Cubic ft per second)

20 cfs (7 months)

Average Low Volume (Cubic ft per second)

1 cfs (5 months)


80 degrees

Run (ft)


Watershed or Feeder Stream