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Hike to Manafossen and Man

Eikeskog, 4330, Norway
+47 51 61 11 00
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"Moon waterfall - a hidden gem"

Manafossen waterfall or Moon waterfall is an hour’s drive away from the city and is one of the... read more

Reviewed today
Santosh A
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Mumbai, India
Great short hike or a very long one. It is up to you.

I thought the place was fantastic but it can get very crowded with the car park filling up early... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
IanDCowie
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Stavanger, Norway
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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. Access: Follow the signs from the turnoff at E39 by algard, in the direction of Byrkjedal. Parking fee NOK 20. Season: Apr-oct Duration: 2hrs
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Eikeskog, 4330, Norway
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Reviewed today

Manafossen waterfall or Moon waterfall is an hour’s drive away from the city and is one of the largest in Norway. The hike is 30 mins each way and a little steep but worth every step once you reach the top to see the powerful...More

Thank Santosh A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I thought the place was fantastic but it can get very crowded with the car park filling up early. This can cause congestion on the road in. The hike up to the falls is steep and rocky. On a wet day I would think it...More

Thank IanDCowie
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Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

Stayed in Stavanger with friends we had one of the best trip to Mänafossen beatiful mountains crystal clear lakes really liked it.

Thank Janka M
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

A nice short trip from Sandnes. The place is nice. Have been there a few times, and love the short and nice trip up to see månafossen. If the weather allows, try to take a swim near the parking. Its really refreshing.

2  Thank Abid H
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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

It was brilliant! Awesome experience. If you like waterfall and nice walk through forest/landscape you would love it! The way took us there to the man and back around 3 hours but it's worthy! But make sure you have got good shoes/boots as you will...More

Thank Tomina84
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Reviewed 26 June 2017

We went to Manaffosen only in the afternoon, driving from Stavanger, the road is quite amazing with my surprise! As soon as we get there, there is a park with a ery strange paying method and then the hike starts straightforward. To get to the...More

Thank FedeFra2014
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Reviewed 22 April 2017

Steep but short walk, but worth it. It is about 15 min walk up. ca 500 meters. Good chain to help you. beutiful waterfall

Thank Oddur Helgi H
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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

This is a very beautiful place to visit. Nature ate it's best as I called it. There is a nice view of the mountains. The waterfall is a very nice place to visit. To get there the hike is not that easy. Not recommended to...More

Thank Ricardo R
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Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

About 45 mins each way all the way, or just 20 minutes if the waterfall is all you came for. The steep climb has hand rails everywhere so it is quite easy, yet feels like an adventure, especially for the kids. Bring 30 nok cash...More

1  Thank fegu
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Reviewed 26 August 2016

It was a very nice walk/climb up to the waterfall that does not require specific hiking experience. A set of good shoes and an oke phisical condition makes it achievable by most people. This hike trail was not so crowded and once above the waterfall...More

Thank Gert M
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