Sysendammen

Sysendammen, Maurset: Address, Sysendammen Reviews: 4/5

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One of Norway's largest rockfill dams. Length 1.160 m., it consists of 3,6 mill. m3 stone and moraine. The dam can be seen from Route 7. Info and parking near the dam.
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arne d
Oppdal, Norway505 contributions
Sep 2014 • Couples
Close to the road RV 7, descending from Hardangervidda you can visit the dam "Sysendammen". This is an impressive construction of 3,6 million cubic meters, made of rock and moraine. Imagine a cube of 153x153x153 filled with rock - that is 3,6 mill cu m.
The dam is part of a typical hydroelectric power system in Norway. The water is collected and stored in reservoirs about 1000 meters above sea level (Sysendammen) and sent down to sea level trough tunnels to a power plant. If you are technically interested, start at Sysendammen, study the information board there, and drive down to the Sima Power Plant which is open to visitors in summer. That will give you an overview of how the hydroelectric system works.

The Sima Plant is the second largest in Norway, with an effect of 1120 MW, producing 2,7 TWh pro year. But that is less than 3 % of the total (122 TWh) hydroelectrisity in Norway. Norway has a (theoretical) potential of 600 TWh of this renewable and clean energy, but the environment freaks are protesting against all " destruction" of our waterfalls and rivers.
Written September 10, 2014
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BrianCowanUK
Preston, UK85 contributions
Jul 2014 • Friends
Having heard the story of the Sima Hydro-Electric plant and its feeder systems, seeing the Sysendammen signs made a short detour irresistable. This reservoir has a man-made path that provides views back down the hill side to the road, and across the reservoir to the towering hills in the distance. If dams, reservoirs and the like are not your thing, it also makes a nice stopping point for a picnic, or to stretch your legs.
Written August 5, 2014
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Tucker50
Atlanta, GA217 contributions
Sep 2019
We stopped as part of a cruise excursion. The dam is quite remarkable but even more remarkable are the views of mountain range and glacier. This is worth a stop.
Written October 16, 2019
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holidayseeker
Derry, UK2,973 contributions
Aug 2019
We visited this damm as part of a tour from our cruise ship .The views of the glacier in the background was amazing and it was lovely to walk along the damm wall. We were there on a bright sunny day which helped .
Written September 1, 2019
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Sue M
Williamsburg, VA1,305 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
On our way back from the Hardangervidda mountain plateau to Eidfjord, there is this dam that is constructed of purely rock, no concrete. It creates an artificial lake and creates hydroelectric power. The Vorings Falls are regulated by this dam. This is definitely worthwhile to see and you can walk on the actual dam edge (if it's not too icy).
Written June 1, 2018
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den3452018
Voronezh Oblast, Russia12 contributions
Apr 2018 • Friends
In Norway many hydropower stations. Norwegians used to build damms to make big reservuars to save water in one place in a big volume and then through the pipes to send water with greater power to the electricity plant to produce electricity. This lake surrounded by artificial wall is one of the biggest.
Written April 14, 2018
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Robin P
Tywyn, UK289 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
Great views of the Dam and well worth the trip up the mountain. Fascinating facts on the information panels. Nothing beats the view and walk along the top of the dam - almost above the tree line. Fantastic
Written October 2, 2017
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Nirmal M
Phoenix, AZ549 contributions
Aug 2017 • Friends
We visited Sysendammen as part of a shore excursion during a Norwegian fjord cruise port stop at Eidfjord, Beautiful views and interesting engineering features of the dam. Nice location to walk and take in the natural beauty.
Written September 13, 2017
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Jan M
Yeovil136 contributions
Jun 2017 • Couples
we called to look at the dam on our way back to Oslo. It was bitterly cold, but the views were worth it. You can walk along the top of the dam wall,
Written June 11, 2017
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oldshad69
Nisswa, MN59 contributions
Aug 2016 • Couples
Get a taste of the area passing by the many summer houses in the area. The road is being improved. The view down the valley is impressive. The dam is impressive when one considers the construction method. It is not spectacular, in my opinion, but still an appreciated sight. Information panels are provided and parking is adequate.
Written September 11, 2016
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