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Flam to Brekkefossen Waterfall

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One of today's options for a short walk is this trail leading to a pretty waterfall not far from Flam. 
easy
Distance 5.5 km
2:30 h
301 m
302 m
Enjoy this short walk to a waterfall in the Flam Valley. First pass through farmland, which has, at certain times, some Highland Cattle grazing. Continue onto a woodland trail up to the Brekkefossen waterfall. A lovely, short but steep walk.

Author’s recommendation

There is a Coop supermarket in Flam to pick up a packed lunch, as well as a few restaurants and food vans.
Difficulty
easy
Technique
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Highest point
304 m
Lowest point
3 m
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Start

Flam (3 m)
Coordinates:
DD
60.863558, 7.114820
DMS
60°51'48.8"N 7°06'53.4"E
UTM
32V 397611 6749061
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Destination

Flam

Turn-by-turn directions

Check your information pack and accommodation list  for your transport details 

0.00km - START your walk at the Flamsbrygga Hotel. Upon leaving the hotel, TURN RIGHT and head towards the Train Station.

0.10 km - Arrive at the train station, BEAR RIGHT and walk through the car park towards the bridge. Cross the bridge over the river.

0.20 km - Cross the bridge then join the pavement, TURN LEFT onto pavement and follow it upstream (the river is on your left and you will soon pass Flam camping on your right)

0.80 km - Pass under main road, and continue STRAIGHT AHEAD (crossing road carefully) and ignoring roads on right and left.

1.70 km - Ignore road on right signposted for ‘Oddetal’, continue STRAIGHT AHEAD.

1.90 km - TURN RIGHT onto small gravel path ascending, and entering woodland. The path is signposted for ‘Brekkefossen’.

2.60 km - Pass old cabin on your left, continue STRAIGHT AHEAD to waterfall. There is no official ‘end point’ to the walk, so once you have taken in the views of the waterfall, simply retrace your steps back the way you came to Flam.

5.50 km - You have ARRIVED back at Flansbrygga 

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all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

DD
60.863558, 7.114820
DMS
60°51'48.8"N 7°06'53.4"E
UTM
32V 397611 6749061
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
5.5 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
301 m
Descent
302 m

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