About halfway to the Briksdalsbreen glacier, we have to cross a bridge over a stormy river that flows through a mountain valley.
Just behind the bridge hangs a white cloud of water dust, formed by the Kleivafossen faterfall.
Before the bridge, I try to approach the waterfall from the right bank.
Here you can go straight to the bottom of the stream.
Shooting with a short shutter speed, you can get amazing pictures formed by water breaking on rocks.
Suddenly, a gust of wind that comes from nowhere in a deep gorge blows a cloud of spray to the side, and I run across the bridge almost dry, not even hiding my camera under my jacket.
I even manage to take a picture from the bridge down the river. I still didn't dare turn the lens in the direction of the waterfall.
The left bank of the waterfall is much steeper, and it is more difficult to get to it.
After the bridge, the road rises in a winding serpentine and very soon we find ourselves high above the bridge that we just crossed.
After passing another loop of the serpentine, you can cover the entire waterfall with your eyes, but this is prevented by thick water dust.
Climbing even higher, we will finally see the waterfall in all its glory. By Norwegian standards, Kleivafossen is quite small, only 45 meters high, but it makes a strong impression.
The waterfall is formed by a river flowing out of the glacier, the average water flow is about 4 cubic meters per second. In summer, the annual melts more intensively, and the flow rate increases to 7 m3 per second.
Before the waterfall disappears among the trees, I try to get close to the cliff itself. From above, you can clearly see that the water is broken by stones into many streams.
You can enjoy the riot of water endlessly, but you have to go further, the glacier is still about one and a half kilometers away.