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Address: Eikeskog, 4330, Norway
Phone Number: +47 51 66 71 70
Description: Manafossen is Rogaland's biggest waterfall and Norway's ninth tallest free...
Manafossen is Rogaland's biggest waterfall and Norway's ninth tallest free fall waterfall. From the parking area you proceed on foot along the southeast bank of the river. The path up to Manafossen is steep and rugged in places. The steepest spots have steps and chains that you can hold on to as you climb. From the path you have a fine view over Manafossen, which has a free fall of 92 metres. The waterfall is protected and is one of Rogaland's biggest tourist attractions. You can continue your trip into Mandal and visit Man farm. This was the first farm that was cleared in Fidjadalen valley - probably already in the early Middle Ages. On the lush grassy slopes around the main building there are numerous remnants of the mountain farm that was in use until 1915. Today the restored farmhouse is the only remaining original building. A new building sleeps 34 persons. In the basement you'll find an exhibition featuring the mountain farm's history, the conservation area Frafjordheiene and the work of the Jaeren Recreational Council. The basement also serves as a heated shelter, where you're welcome to warm up while you eat your lunch when visiting Man farm. Follow the signs from the turnoff at algard, in the direction of Byrkjedal. Parking.
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Lovely point of waterfall.

We visited this special waterfall, coming out of a roundish hole in the mountain and just drops strait down abount 50 metres and runs down as a bobbly river to the coast. There... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
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Sandnes, Norway
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Sandnes, Norway
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We visited this special waterfall, coming out of a roundish hole in the mountain and just drops strait down abount 50 metres and runs down as a bobbly river to the coast. There are now a great parking space (for a fee to keep the place maintained) and steps and ropes to get up to a viewpoint on the opposit... More 

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74 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Had read some reviews of this place and decided on trying it - and it was well worth it. The climb to the waterfall is a bit steep, but well guided with steps and chains when the going gets tough. At the end of it, the waterfall is picturesque and worth all the effort in hiking till the view point.

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Niteroi, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Got the ticket to go to the MÅNAFOSSEN at the University of Stavanger (student price), for 100 kr only. I guess that it's a little bit more expensive to arrange a trip with some tour company. It's very ok to go by car and find your way. Watch out, the road is very narrow. 20 min to go up and... More 

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Hornchurch, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Takes around 20 minutes to reach the waterfall from the car park and some of it is very steep and you need the chains there to pull you up. On the way down my wife found it easier going backwards on the steep bits holding the chains. Strongly recommend wearing decent footwear with good grip as some rocks can be... More 

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Stratham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We did 4 hikes in 4 days, and everyone we encountered some pretty rugged terrain. All doable for a large cross section of ages and worth the trip when you arrive but plan accordingly. Wear the right shoes, don't carry anything unless in a secure, lightweight back pack and take your time. Often sections have steps or chains, but other... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Manafossen is worth the climb! It is a steep climb and can be a little treacherous if wet, but there are some steps and there is a chain to grab onto in some places. But when you reach the top, wow, the view and the falls are definitely worth it! Just make sure you are wearing some good shoes for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

It is a bit of a climb from the car park, don't be decieved by the nice steps you see from the car park. Once you leave these it begins to be a real climb, there are chains and ropes in places to help you. When I went the path was still covered in ice and snow whick was a... More 

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