Norway waterfall bridge

This item appears on page 29 of the November 2020 issue.

Near the Hardang er fjord in Norway, a hiking bridge across a canyon and above the Vøringsfossen waterfall opened on Aug. 21. The 154-foot-long footbridge includes 99 steps, as one end is at a different elevation than the other. The higher end of the bridge is near the Fossli Hotel ( Amenities at the top of the falls, including new paths and lookout points, will be added in 2021.

A 1¼-mile hiking trail to the bottom of the falls, one of Norway’s National Scenic Routes, can be hiked May through October. At peak flow, Vøringsfossen sends 420 cubic feet of water per second 597 feet to the valley floor. Visit