Grønfossen Hiking

A waterfall with natural and cultural history

Essential info

  • Destination: Lesja
  • Season: June–November
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Distance: 7.3 kilometers (out‑and‑back)
  • Elevation Gain: 100 meters
  • Duration: 1.5–2 hours

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About Grønfossen

Watch the mighty waterfall Grønfossen on its way through the gorge.

Getting there

Drive off E136 at Lesjaskog. Park at the grocery store Bunnpris. Follow the gravel road that goes right south from the parking lot. Cross the road and walk the railway underpass down to the river. 

Trail description

Walk across the bridge. Turn either left on the trail going alongside the river to a gravel road, or follow the sign straight ahead on a trail with more terrain. In both cases, you´ll end up on a gravel road going parallel with the valley. Turn right and follow it quite a while. A sign tells you where to go to the waterfall. Return to the big lot, follow sign to Lesjaskog by taking the gravel road going north. Cross the railway tracks and E 136, follow the paved road back to your car. For a shorter hike, walk to and back by the western exit to Lesjaskog.

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