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This waterfall has been confirmed by the World Waterfall Database, has been mapped and its height has been approximated but exact measurements have not yet been confirmed.
Ølmåafossen is an unofficially named waterfall of lofty stature but not terribly significant volume found in Norway's renowned Romsdalen. Fed by a small glacier and a handful of modest lakes, the falls skip about 720 meters down the immense cliffs lining the famous Trollveggen - which feature the tallest unbroken cliffs in Europe (just not at the falls). The falls are visible from the town of Marstein and are likely often confused as the more well-known but almost never recognized and now dry Mongefossen, which is located a few kilometers to the east on the north wall of the valley.


  • Ølmåafossen is the Unofficial name of this waterfall

Our thoughts

We attempted to survey this waterfall in June of 2011 only to be met with low clouds and rain, which obstructed all but the bottom 1/4 of the waterfall. What could be seen was still rather impressive but without having seen the entire waterfall, we can't at this time present a full report on the stature and quality of the falls beyond speculation and information which we have received from other sources.

Location and directions

Ølmåafossen is situated on the south side of Romsdalen about 17 km east of the junction with Highway 64 in Åndalsness. The falls can be easily seen from the E136 from several places in the valley, but there are limited places where one can pull off the road to take pictures.

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

Additional Nearby Waterfalls

Name of Waterfall Distance
Mongefossen 2.65 mi / 4.25 km
Trollfossen 4.39 mi / 7.02 km
Stigfossen 4.73 mi / 7.57 km


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Photography tips

The difficulty in photographing a waterfall like this is the lack of volume coupled with the more distant views. The result is it becomes difficult to make the falls look significant set against the immense backdrop of Romsdalen, even when running heavily. Telephoto isolations of part of the falls can partially illustrate the power of the falls, but in order to capture the entire waterfall, the sacrifice of making it look less than significant is almost a requisite. The falls face east and will see direct sunlight until the early afternoon hours.

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