Hivjufossen Hiking Trail

Discover an impressive waterfall a short hike from the roadside

  • Hivjufossen

    Hivjufossen Photo: Emile Holba

  • Flott utsikt fra rasteplassen

    Flott utsikt fra rasteplassen Photo: Emile Holba

Essential info

  • Destination: Geilo
  • Season: June–October
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Distance: 3.1 kilometers (out‑and‑back)
  • Elevation Gain: 310 meters
  • Duration: 2 hours

About Hivjufossen

Hivjufossen is a 250 meter high, two-stage waterfall. The waterfall is located about 1 km from the road where there is a signposted parking area. The trail is marked and quite steep. The falls are most impressive during the spring as the snow melts and the rivers swell.

Getting there

Travelling along route 50, about 16 km west of Hagafoss, is a marked parking area. From here you'll find the marked trail.

Trail description

The marked trail begins about 300 metres east of the parking lot. It leads from the roadside up to the top of Hivjufossen waterfall, along the eastern side of the river.

After 30–40 minutes you will reach a picnic spot with views of the lower-half of the waterfall. To see the upper section you need to continue on the trail for another 30–40 minutes. From here you can find lovely views of the valley and surroundings.

Make sure to follow the trail and do not walk too close to the waterfalls. Do not go down to the water above the waterfall, as it can be slippery and dangerous.


  • This hike is uphill. Take water with you and do not try to take water from the waterfalls. This has resulted in accidents in the past. 


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