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Kåra av CNN til ein av verdas 10 vakraste fossar!

Langfoss har eit totalfall på 612 meter og er Noregs 5. høgaste foss. Kringkastingsgiganten CNN kåra i mars 2011 Langfoss til eitt av verdas ti vakraste fossefall. På nettsida si grunngir dei kåringa mellom anna slik: Fallet på over 600 meter som følgjer fjellet i fleire etappar, breidda i vassføringa og fargekontrastane med frodig grøn lauvskog og grå bergvegger mot det brusande kvite vatnet. Det blir understreka at fosen er “vill” og uberørt av kraftutbygging. Til slutt anbefaler dei eit FjordCruise under Langfoss, og poengterer at fossen er på sitt vakraste frå juni til september.

Sitat frå CNN si nettside 17. mars 2011:
(BudgetTravel.com) Few things in nature are as mesmerizing as a waterfall -- the thunderous roar as water spills over cliffs, the light glistening off the spray, the sheer force of it all.
We found the 10 most enticing cascades on the planet. Some are obvious choices (who could resist the honeymooners' classic Niagara?), others are more obscure (ever heard of Langfoss?), but they all share an important quality: One look, and you're bound to be transfixed for hours.

Instead of falling in a straight drop like most waterfalls, Langfoss slips down a cliff, maintaining contact with the rocks the entire way down, before spilling into Akra Fjord. Langfoss isn't the biggest waterfall in Norway, but its combined height (2,008 feet) and width (205 feet) are an impressive combination. The mountainside in the background turns bright green with new vegetation in the summer, providing a striking contrast to the whitewater of the falls and the charcoal-gray rocky outcroppings. It's one of the few waterfalls in Norway that hasn't been tapped for hydroelectric power and is still in its natural state. The Langfoss Waterfall Fjord Cruise travels past tiny farms and rugged mountains on its way to the gusher ($45).

Closest major city: From Oslo, you can drive the 246 miles (about five hours) to the small town of Etne, where Langfoss falls; you can also fly from Oslo directly into Haugesund airport and then drive 43 miles to Etne.

Best time to go: The weather around Langfoss is at its best from June through September.

Parkeringsplass og kiosk der Langfoss kryssar e-134 i Åkrafjorden. Aller flottast er fossen frå sett frå sjøsida eller frå Eljervik Gard. Sjekk FjordCruise Langfoss under Aktivitetar!

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59° 50' 46" N / 6° 20' 20" E
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