Sogn Og Fjordane, Norway
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This waterfall has been surveyed, mapped and measured in person by the World Waterfall Database.
Though the drainage basin feeding into Kjerrskredfossen is very small, because this part of Norway receives significant rainfall throughout the year coupled with heavy snow in the winter, it is possible that this waterfall may flow throughout the year. However, going back to the small drainage area, the falls will be at their best during the late spring and early summer months and will most likely not be terribly noticeable during the late summer and early autumn months (if it flows during that period at all).
This waterfall occurs along a stream that is known to vary greatly in volume and as a result may not flow consistently year round or may dry out completely during certain periods.
HISTORY AND NAMES
- Kjerrskredfossen is the Unofficial name of this waterfall
This is one of the waterfalls we were most curious about surveying during our 2011 effort. While the height of the falls is more or less what we expected, the volume of the creek(s) was considerably higher than we were prepared for and the sheer scale of the feature was simply not possible to comprehend before seeing it in person. This isn’t a major waterfall on a global scale, but it is significant enough to warrant more than just a little attention. After visiting and examining our photographs, we were surprised to discover that this waterfall had been captured by renowned photographer Yoshikazu Shirakawa and displayed in the third volume of his magnificent World’s 100 Greatest Waterfalls books.
Location and directions
Kjerrskredfossen can be seen from the E16 in Nærøydalen about 2km south of the Gudvangen Tunnel. There is a gravel pullout on the south side of the road with room for several cars to park.
|Kjerrskredfossen is shown in the center. Additional nearby waterfalls (if any) can be found in the list below.|
Additional Nearby Waterfalls
|Name of Waterfall||Distance|
|Kjelfossen||1.16 mi / 1.86 km|
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The biggest problem faced when shooting this waterfall is the scale of the falls. Its so big and so lacy that a wide angle shot of the whole thing doesn't at all convey the scale of the falls, and likewise a more focused shot of part of the falls doesn't tell nearly enough of the story. The falls face northwest and will see semi-direct sunlight during the afternoon hours during the longest months of the year.
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