I love Hardanger, I love the road to Hardanger from Bergen. Many times in summer I visit this beauty p[art of Norway. Also in autumn time is worth to visit it. This is the apple region. Always along the road are the places where is possible to bay apples, or other fruits, or the apple juice. Nice to try fresh fruits here with the view on Hardangerfjord and clean, fresh air. On the road between Bergen and Norheimsund, is many places obligatory to stop and enjoy. Even if I was there many times. The two most important is the two waterfalls. The first – Fossenbratte and the second one – Steinsdalsfossen. Both are beautiful. About two years ago close the second one was built the new parking and modern building for Tourist information. I photograph this building many times but never had time to present it. So, on todays photo from one summer day in Hardanger I present the picture of the second waterfall Steinsdalsfoseen taken through the panoramic window on it. This scene I photograph also many times, but this one I think is the good enough to present for You. I hope You will like it.
Because is Friday evening I wish you all to have nice time all around the world.
I like this waterfall. Is perfectly visible from the road. Easy to stop and watch. Easy to reach closer. Falling down to the beautiful valley. Fossen Bratte in the shadow. The morning light is limited by the surrounding mountain. Nice effect, but difficult to show on the photography. This is of course one of the first photo taken by my new camera. Now I can write it – I am so, so glad with my choice.
On the picture is Fossen Bratte in the shadow with cloud of fog from the waterfall.
It is not enough to say it is beautiful. Best time to watch it is of course summer. It rich the maximum power in summer. Is fed by the melting glacier Brikdalbreen and this is why is also known under the name Briksdalfossen. How fast the glacier melting down you may imagine yourself when you see the power waterfall transporting 10 000 liters of water in every one second. The path to the glacier leads through the small bridge so close to the waterfall, and it is so easy to feel the power. Everyone walking through the bridge is wet. Even the passengers of the special small trip cars. And yes, this is wort to walk this way. Opportunity to see it from different direction and take the picture if you find some dry place. Below I present the picture taken from three different points. I hope you will like it. The path was built by the farmers between 1927 and 1928. It was a hard work. Respect for them.
Below the picture is link to the short video taken by me. Enjoy it also…
I am not sure the name, Kinsa valley or Kinsarvik valley. Who knows, who help me?
Like I wrote it few days ago, I have to write something about Kinsarvik. Small little town, beautiful place for tourists. Big camping in the city, lot of hotels, hostels and private rooms for rent. Quiet, good place. The most beautiful waiting few kilometers far. Everyone can reach the old power plant and the first waterfall. Is the easy part of walk. Some other can reach the second waterfall, but only the most perserve could reach all four waterfalls during the river Kinso. From the second one starts the path through the forest, and is not easy. I reach the third one, only. So starting from the first it is Tveitafossen with the building of an old power plant. The second one waterfall it is Nyastolfossen. The third, big one it is Nykkjesøyfossen, and higher and far is the last one, Søtefossen. Magical hike between the all waterfalls is worth to recommend. I was so surprised. Of course the water flows downward from the Hardangervidda National Park and is crystal clean and so cold. Nice tip for the weekend trip if you are in Hordaland. This is the Kinsarvik valley, (or Kinsa Valley).
I hope this short description can encourage someone to visit this place. I hope and I wish you all to have a good time.
The first picture show the first waterfall Tveitafossen
The second picture shows probably the last two waterfalls. It looks like one big, but is only illusion
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It was just for few minutes on morning and I was one of the happy to take the picture. Amazing fog cloud over the Seven Sisters waterfall. The day before I tried to walk long stony path through the forest to rich the full view on this waterfall, but the weather was so bad and I have to go back. Maybe next time. This is the view from the view point.
Obligatory break on the road to Hardanger. Still strong Fossenbratte.
I love this waterfall. Like You see on the picture it is situated perfectly. Surrounded by the wooded mountains, falling down to the beautiful small valley. Beauty in every season, even in winter, but the most perfect appearance is in the deep fall time. The trees around wearing the red/yellow dress, and the scenery remind fairytail illustration. Here is the summer, still strong Fossenbratte.