Stair by the waterfall leading to the upper part of the Fossvegen road.

Stair by the waterfall leading to the upper part of the Fossvegen road.

Stair from the lower road to viewing platform under the road bridge.

Stair with a view of Svandalsfossen waterfall.

Stair from the parking area to viewing platform under the road bridge.

Plan and section of stair.



This stopping point presents the experi­ence of the Svandalsfossen waterfall, which lies on a National Tourist route between the small industrial city of Sauda and the village of Ropeid, along the north-western side of the Saudafjord. The project allows safe crossing of the road and a wet and wild “next to nature” experience.

On one side, the road is widened to allow for parking, and from there a stairway descends to a platform under the road bridge, close to the waterfall itself. Further steel stairs and paths continue down to the fjord. A side arm of the waterfall is reached across a smaller corten steel bridge, where a path leads right to the top.


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