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 15km to where the road crosses the Yrielva, the falls will be visible to the right.Yrifossen is one of many waterfalls passed as one drives up the Oldendalen towards Briksdalsbreen in Jostedalen National Park. While this waterfall is close to the road and fairly prominent, the thick brush and overall lesser pitch of the falls makes the majority of the waterfall difficult to both see and appreciate (this goes double if there are low clouds). Based on topographic data, Yrifossen appears to drop at least 145 meters (475 feet), but only about 70 meters of the fall can be seen from the road in passing (the remaining part of the falls would be visible from the lake or opposite shore if access is possible). Additionally, because the most visible portion of the falls is where the stream splits into five or six channels, the surrounding forest obscures parts of the falls such that it becomes difficult to achieve a clear view of even the most visible portion of the falls.

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IWC Rating (International Waterfall Classification)


Total Height (ft)


Average Width


Maximum Width


Average High Volume (Cubic ft per second)

35 cfs (8 months)

Average Low Volume (Cubic ft per second)

10 cfs (4 months)


65 degrees

Run (ft)


Watershed or Feeder Stream