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Tverrgrovfossen
   Møre Og Romsdal, Norway

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This waterfall has been surveyed, mapped and measured in person by the World Waterfall Database.
Photo of Tverrgrovfossen While the largest volume waterfalls in Eikesdalen have been regulated into hydroelectric production, the streams which are smaller in volume are left to their own devices. Tverrgrovfossen is among the tallest unregulated waterfalls in Eikesdalen, skipping and sliding about 1,850 feet down the side of the valley above cow pastures. Seen in tandem with this waterfall is Høvlafossen (see link below for more) which also drops about the same distance and together the falls make for a rather dynamic scene. While Høvlafossen is fed by a small glacier and several lakes, Tverrgrovfossen relies largely on melting snow and rain to sustain its flow, and as the summer progresses the volume of water in the falls will slowly diminish – potentially to the point of running dry in the late summer (but given how much it rains in western Norway this is not terribly likely).

HISTORY AND NAMES


  • Tverrgrovfossen is the Unofficial name of this waterfall


Our thoughts


When we surveyed the falls in June 2011, both Tverrgrovfossen and Høvlafossen were playing hide and seek behind low clouds. We were able to adequately see the falls but the clouds didn’t quite clear out entirely so we were not afforded the ideal view, but enough of the cascade was visible that we feel confident saying that these two falls are more than just a minor attraction in Eikesdalen.

Location and directions


From the junction of Routes 62 and 660 in the town of Nesset, follow Route 660 south for almost 17km to the small town of Eresfjord and turn left onto Route 192, which is signed for Eikesdalen and Mardalsfossen. Follow Route 192 for 6km then bear left onto Route 191, still watching for signs for Eikesdalen and Mardalsfossen. Follow Route 191 for another 29.3km and look for the falls on the right (south) side of the valley immediately above a pasture where grazing cows are likely to be seen.

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

Additional Nearby Waterfalls


Name of Waterfall Distance
Høvlafossen 0.33 mi / 0.53 km
Breimegåfossen 1.58 mi / 2.53 km
Kjotånafossen 1.72 mi / 2.75 km
Aurstaupet 3.75 mi / 6.01 km

 

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Photography tips


The falls face east-northeast and will see direct light in the morning hours. That the base of the falls is situated several hundred feet above the floor of the valley, if low clouds are present the entire waterfall may very well be obscured (as can be seen in the attached pictures).

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