Name of Waterfall



From the junction of Routes 62 and 660 in the town of Nesset, follow Route 660 south for almost 17km to the small town of Eresfjord and turn left onto Route 192, which is signed for Eikesdalen and Mardalsfossen. Follow Route 192 for 6km then bear left onto Route 191, still watching for signs for Eikesdalen and Mardalsfossen. Follow Route 191 for another 29.3km and look for the falls on the right (south) side of the valley immediately above a pasture where grazing cows are likely to be seen.While the largest volume waterfalls in Eikesdalen have been regulated into hydroelectric production, the streams which are smaller in volume are left to their own devices. Tverrgrovfossen is among the tallest unregulated waterfalls in Eikesdalen, skipping and sliding about 610 meters (2000 feet) down the side of the valley above cow pastures. Seen in tandem with this waterfall is Høvlafossen (see link below for more) which also drops about the same distance and together the falls make for a rather dynamic scene. While Høvlafossen is fed by a small glacier and several lakes, Tverrgrovfossen relies largely on melting snow and rain to sustain its flow, and as the summer progresses the volume of water in the falls will slowly diminish – potentially to the point of running dry in the late summer (but given how much it rains in western Norway this is not terribly likely).

Other Names




IWC Rating (International Waterfall Classification)


Total Height (ft)


Tallest Drop


Number of Drops


Average Width


Average High Volume (Cubic ft per second)

20 cfs (8 months)

Average Low Volume (Cubic ft per second)

1 cfs (4 months)


60 degrees

Run (ft)


Watershed or Feeder Stream