The Waterfalls

Norway is the land of a thousand waterfalls. No matter where you are, there is probably a waterfall or some rapids right nearby. Western Norway is especially known for their magnificent waterfalls. Water that gurgles, rushes or roars is a well-known feature about Norway, and if you take the time to stop and gaze, you will discover that every waterfall and river is unique.

Southern Norway (Telemark/Aust-Agder/ Vest-Agder): 

Southern Norway tends to be sunnier and drier than most of the country. While most of the action takes place in the southern coasts, especially in towns such as Kristiansand and Oslo (Norway’s capital) and despite the fact there aren’t many waterfalls untouched by hydroelectric developments, there are still plenty of waterfalls to see in the area. We have included the counties of Telemark, Aust-Agder, and Vest-Agder in this section.

Central Norway (Buskerud/Oppland/ Sør-Trøndelag/Nord-Trøndelag): 

This section covers most of inland Norway encompassing counties that contain the country’s popular skiing areas, vast tracts of forests, wide rivers where fish are bountiful, and an array of serene lakes. Anchored by the charming city of Trondheim, a former capital of Norway, you’ll leave most of the conventional tourist routes as you head north in this gateway to Northern Norway. Oh yeah, there are also heaps of Norway Waterfalls as well, from the tall and powerful to the wide river-type varieties with their salmon ladders.

Northern Norway (Nordland/Troms): 

This surprisingly temperate region encompasses vast tracts of arctic plateau, forests, and tundra. You’ll not only find wide river waterfalls where locals come to fish, but you’ll also find tall mountain waterfalls plunging off cliffs of river valleys. It is also in this county that you’ll cross the arctic circle and experience the midnight sun in the summer. The undeveloped nature of Northern Norway will provide you opportunities to explore and experience some of the most unspoiled parts of the country.


This county encompasses the southernmost fjords and thus marks the start of some of the world class scenery the country is known for. Included in the mix of fabulous scenery are impressive waterfalls, and a trip here wouldn’t be complete without seeing them. Home to the Lysefjord!


Norway Waterfalls galore in this county that contains a gorgeous mix of glaciers, snowy mountain plateaus, and fjords. If you need a break from the plethora of waterfalls, you can retreat to the sea port city of Bergen - one of the most charming cities in the world. Home to the queen of Fjords: the Hardangerfjord & the Bjørnafjord!

Sogn og Fjordane:

 This county features some of the country’s most spectacular glacier scenery, the country’s tallest mountains, and the country’s longest fjords. When the days get longer and the weather warms up, the melting snow and ice feeds countless waterfalls of all shapes and sizes. This county is also the home to the King of fjords: the Sognefjord!

Møre og Romsdal:

In addition to more spectacular fjord scenery, this county also features mountain valleys that will make your neck stiff just looking up at them. With such precipitous cliffs, the Norway Waterfalls found here are some of the tallest you’ll find anywhere. Home to the mighty Geirangerfjord & Hjørundfjord!