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 Skrikjofossen waterfall

Skrikjofossen waterfall is located about 3.5 kilometres southeast of the village of Lofthus. Its total height is 455 metres, while the tallest single drop is 260 metres.

The composer Edvard Grieg lived occasionally at Lofthus and composed many of his most famous works here. Edvard Grieg came for the first time in 1878, and spent many summers, and one winter, in Lofthus. In Lofthus, he found the inspiration for music like "Springtime", "The Holberg Suite" and "Peer Gynt Suite".

His composers cabin is still here, displayed in the hotel garden at Hotel Ullensvang. Hotel Ullensvang is family owned, and has been since the establishing in 1846.

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