On my way to Hurrungane some weeks ago, I drove through Øvre Årdal and noticed a road sign to Utladalen valley and Vettisfossen. Vettisfossen is one of Norway’s tallest waterfalls and I have been thinking of visiting it for a while. Utladalen, located in Sogn og Fjordane is Norway’s deepest valley and is surrounded by multiple mountain peaks that are more than 2,000 meters in height.
I started driving from Oslo early and arrived at the parking at Hjelle around 10:30 AM. From there it is a 4-kilometer comfortable lane leading you through the valley up to Vetti farm (320 m.a.s.l.). Honestly, I can say that this is Norway at its wildest and most beautiful; you will cross three bridges and pass number of waterfalls – the atmosphere is amazing.
From Vetti farm, there are two walking paths into Utladalen Landscape Protection Area. One path goes to the waterfall Vettisfossen and the other goes to an old mountain farm above the waterfall. I was standing in front of Vettisfossen after a 30 minutes’ walk and it is an extraordinary view! Try to imagine the rumbling sound combined with the smell of fresh autumn air.
I just had to go back and see the waterfall from above.
Photos taken with Samsung Galaxy S3 mobile processed with Snapseed and VSCO Cam.