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This waterfall has been surveyed, mapped and measured in person by the World Waterfall Database.
Photo of Marsåfossen The stream Marsåna can be seen falling over a thousand feet in several powerful steps – the two most prominent dropping back-to-back for approximately 130 feet and 370 feet respectively, while the a third tier of perhaps 150 feet is visible a short distance above – into the north side of Oppstrynvatnet. The three lower tiers of falls are prominently visible from Highway 15 on the south side of the lake, but are somewhat distant. Route 722 crosses directly below the base of the falls on the north side of the lake and would provide much more interesting, albeit foreshortened perspectives on the waterfall. There may not be any safe way to view the three upper tiers as they are tucked within a deep, narrow canyon. The stream drains from a modest basin which harbors a few small lakes and tarns but no permanent ice or snow fields, so the volume of water present in the falls will most likely fluctuate over the seasons.


  • Marsåfossen is the Unofficial name of this waterfall

Location and directions

Marsånafossen is very prominently visible across Oppstrynvatnet and can be seen from many locations along a stretch of Highway 15 running for about 7km along the shore of the lake starting about 13.5km east of the town of Stryn and heading east toward Oppstryn. The base of the falls can be reached by turning north onto Route 722 in Storesunde and following it east along the north shore of the lake for 8km.

Marsåfossen is shown in the center. Additional nearby waterfalls (if any) can be found in the list below.

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Photo of Marsåfossen

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Photography tips

Shooting from Highway 15 a fairly powerful telephoto is needed to frame the falls well - something in the realm of 200mm is good. The falls face south and may see limited direct sunlight during the summer months but during the spring should be well lit on sunny days for the majority of the day.

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