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Voringfossen waterfall

Local name: Vøringfossen

Vøringfossen Waterfall is part of the Bjoreio River, its total height is 182 meters, while the free fall height is 145 meters. On the hill above Måbødalen, near the waterfall, there is a hotel built in 1891 in the Art Nouveau style. Edvard Grieg created in it his great work entitled "Opus 66".

The waterfall was discovered in 1821 by Professor Christopher Hansteen, who conducted scientific research in the area. He decided to measure his height - he threw stones into the abyss and measured the time they fell with his pocket watch. Later, slightly more accurate measurements were made using a string, it was at the end of the 19th century.

The name of the waterfall Vøringfossen comes from the Norwegian verb vyrða, which can be translated into Polish as "respect", "appreciate". The phosphine term means "cascade."


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    Voringfossen waterfall map
    Eidfjord , Norway