Likholefossen Waterfall Viewpoint

Stand on top of a rushing waterfall in Gaularfjellet

Essential info

  • Destination: Sunnfjord
  • Season: January-December

About Likholefossen Waterfall

Likholefossen is one of the 29 waterfalls along the protected Gaula River. It is of particular significance due to the modern steel bridge from 2006 leading above the falls. The waterfall is at its most powerful in the early summer when melting snow fills the river.

Likholefossen is one of the access points for the Fossestien Waterfall Trail and a great spot to stop for lunch when the sun is shining. It’s also the trailhead for a hike up to Knausen.

Getting there

Likholefossen is located at the edge of Norwegian Scenic Route Gaularfjellet (Road 613), right by Hov Hyttegrend. Look for the marked parking lot from where it’s a short walk to the bridge and waterfall.


  • Free parking
  • Nearby Flatheim Farm runs a summer café with local pastries and refreshments from late June to early August

Where to stay

Hov Hyttegrend offers cabins and facilities for tents, as well as shuttle services to Fossestien every morning in the high season.

Flatheim Farm is a traditional B&B. They offer comfortable beds and facilities for camping, as well as guided trips and a summer café with local refreshments.

In Balestrand you can find a choice of hotels, B&Bs and self-catering apartments. Historical Kviknes Hotel was the favourite of famous painters in the 1800s.

Near Sande on the the Sunnfjord side of Gaularfjellet, Villa Åmot offers a unique cultural experience. In Jølster and Førde you will find both self-catering apartments and hotels. 


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