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Manafossen waterfall

Månafossen is the highest waterfall in Rogaland and most spectacular. The walk up from the car park is short but quite a steep scramble and can be muddy in places. Don't be put off in bad weather, the waterfall can be awesome after heavy rainfall. Active children love it!
Combine this with other sites and activities on a day trip from Stavanger.

the waterfall is always impressive
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rocks and steps didn't stop this 3 year old You need to "climb" about 20 minutes from the car park to see the waterfall. The path goes over lots of rock and boulders and there are several places with staircases and chains to hold on to.

For those not able to do the climb, it is enjoyable to sit and wait beside the river where picnic tables are provided.

The walk to Månafossen is easily extended into the picturesque valley above - a walk as long as you want it to be, in a classic example of what was once a playground of the glaciers, complete with a moraine dam wall.
It is good to come here as part of the Lysefjord boat and Sirdal round-trip - especially if you have kids trapped in the back of a car too long!
You may also want to combine a visit here with something to eat and candle-dipping at Byrkjedal Kro, or see the massive boulders that make the moraine at Gloppedal
Map reference:
Rogaland Fylkeskart (scale 1: 200 000): 3488 65273

By car:
Drive south from Stavanger on the E39. Just south of Algard turn left onto the RV45 towards Sirdal. Turn left at Gilje, go through the tunnel to Frafjord and follow the road to Månafossen.
Parking:

At the end of the road.
Distance from Stavanger: 60km

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The waterfall and more waterfalls beyond
back down near the car park Travel time from Stavanger:
1 hour
Duration of the visit:
1 hour or more
Facilities:
Carpark (costing 20 kroner, put into an envelope).
Toilets and picnic tables at carpark
Kids verdict:
Great scramble, noisy waterfall and a drop to make parents nervous!
See also:

beyond Månafossen
Gloppedalen
Giljastølen skiing
Giljastolen to Frafjord bike ride
Byrkjedal Kro
Hotels in Stavanger area

steep rocks and chains to hold are fun for kids
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