Vinnufossen has its outspring from Vinnubreen glacier, which is Møre and Romsdals largest glacier, and cascades down the mountainside with a 860 meters drop in several steps. Vinnufossen can be experienced from a laybay on highway 70, just a few kilometers from Sunndalsøra towards Oppdal. By far the nicest view you get if you keep walking the path a few hundred meters further up the valley.
Vinnufossen is number 6 on the list of the world's highest waterfalls (World Waterfall Database). The total drop is 865 meters and it falls in four stages before it reaches the bottom of the valley. It is easy to see from road 70, a few km from Sunndalsøra towards Oppdal. It is at its most spectacular on hot days in the period from June to August.
The waterfall has its source in Vinnubreen glacier, which is Møre and Romsdals largest glacier with a surface area of 1.3 km2 and 1.8 km in extent.
Worth knowing about waterfalls:
Nine of the world's 20 tallest waterfalls are in Norway and several of them in Fjord Norway and Nordmøre. The waterfalls are not only beautiful, they are also important sources of energy. In Norway almost all electricity comes from hydropower.