Bridge in Norway offers grand views of Vøringsfossen waterfall

Posted on 26 August 2020

A newly completed footbridge in Norway boasts epic views of the Vøringsfossen waterfall. The cascading body of water is a popular spot and in 2018 it was the most visited natural attraction in Norway, according to Lonely Planet.

The bridge, situated near Eifjord, Hardanger in western Norway, crosses 50m above the waterfall and measures 47m in length and has 99 steps. The design has taken 10 years to execute by architect Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk. The bridge has a multifaceted representation of technology, nature, infrastructure and architecture.

‘Several conditions have influenced the shape of the bridge. The construction needs to safe and solid; the bridge needs to connect with the old, historic road and the landscape; and of course emphasise the views and experiences,’ said Hølmebakk according to Lonely Planet.

‘The bridge is, of course, the heart of the project, that connects two sides of the river and the waterfall together,’ Hølmebakk said to CNN Travel.

The Visit Norway website explained that the Vøringsfossen waterfall has been known to freeze over entirely in winter. ‘The waterfall is partially or entirely frozen during winter. If there is heavy snow, you may not see the waterfall. On the other hand, if it is snow-free or low on snow, you can see the spectacular waterfall from the viewing- and photo point at Fossatromma, about 150 meters below Vøringsfoss Kafeteria & Souvenir,’ said the website.

The waterfall drops 182m from the Hardangervidda plateau into the Måbødalen valley and is an incredible natural spectacle.

Image credit: Twitter/ @_cultureexpress

yoast-primary - 1004431
tcat - Travel news
tcat_slug - travel-news
tcat2 - Travel news
tcat2_slug - travel-news
tcat_final -