The Rjukan Waterfall
The Rjukan waterfall can be seen in all its splendour for some time ahead, probably until September - a magnificient view, well worh a trip to Rjukan.
In 1810, geology professor Jens Esmark "discovered" the Rjukan Waterfall, and sent a report to the King in Copenhagen about the "world's highest waterfall". This was a slight exaggeration. The Rjukan Waterfall is no more than 104m high, but it led to increased tourism in Rjukan. The mountain man and heavy water saboteur Claus Helberg claimed that Rjukan was the cradle of modern tourism in Norway.
The Rjukan Waterfall is unfortunately much less impressive than it used to be as most of the water has now been diverted into pipes running to the Vemork power station. But at the same time, it's so much more beautiful and powerful when they release it.
In these days the waterfall can be seen in all its splendour, as the electricity works has to let massive water supply go outside the pipelines due to too much water in the lake Møsvatn - a truly magnificient view!