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Artificial lake

In Norway many hydropower stations. Norwegians used to build damms to make big reservuars to save... read more

Reviewed April 14, 2018
Voronezh Oblast, Russia
Visit to Sysendammen

We visited Sysendammen as part of a shore excursion during a Norwegian fjord cruise port stop at... read more

Reviewed September 13, 2017
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14 Apr 2018
“Artificial lake”
1 Jun 2018
“Rock Wall Dam”
One of Norway's largest rockfill dams. Length 1.160 m., it consists of 3,6 mill. m3 stone and moraine. The dam can be seen from Route 7. Info and parking near the dam.
Maurset 5785, Norway
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Reviewed June 1, 2018

On our way back from the Hardangervidda mountain plateau to Eidfjord, there is this dam that is constructed of purely rock, no concrete. It creates an artificial lake and creates hydroelectric power. The Vorings Falls are regulated by this dam. This is definitely worthwhile to...More

Thank Sue M
Reviewed April 14, 2018

In Norway many hydropower stations. Norwegians used to build damms to make big reservuars to save water in one place in a big volume and then through the pipes to send water with greater power to the electricity plant to produce electricity. This lake surrounded...More

Thank den3452018
Reviewed October 2, 2017

Great views of the Dam and well worth the trip up the mountain. Fascinating facts on the information panels. Nothing beats the view and walk along the top of the dam - almost above the tree line. Fantastic

Thank Robin P
Reviewed September 13, 2017

We visited Sysendammen as part of a shore excursion during a Norwegian fjord cruise port stop at Eidfjord, Beautiful views and interesting engineering features of the dam. Nice location to walk and take in the natural beauty.

Thank nirmalm2013
Reviewed June 11, 2017

we called to look at the dam on our way back to Oslo. It was bitterly cold, but the views were worth it. You can walk along the top of the dam wall,

Thank Jan M
Reviewed September 11, 2016

Get a taste of the area passing by the many summer houses in the area. The road is being improved. The view down the valley is impressive. The dam is impressive when one considers the construction method. It is not spectacular, in my opinion, but...More

Thank oldshad69
Reviewed October 7, 2015

Gorgeous views of the surrounding area and farms below and the reservoir behind the dam and the glaciers above. You can walk right on the dam or go down the beach area or roam through the fields. Everywhere you turn is a "pretty picture".

Thank Lisa R
Reviewed September 16, 2015

This would be a good place for possibly walking and fishing....with some views available of glaciers, etc, dependent on weather conditions. Whilst not so spectacular in itself, it was impressive to hear that this has been built using individual stones and there were informative boards...More

Thank 6Keith
Reviewed September 8, 2015

Its mind boggling what a great construction this dam is. Add the amazing view in 3 directions, it becomes a wow experience. Just few hundreds meter of from RV 7 main road, its good place for a stop. Missing amenities like benches and garbage disposal...More

Thank mifube
Reviewed September 10, 2014

Close to the road RV 7, descending from Hardangervidda you can visit the dam "Sysendammen". This is an impressive construction of 3,6 million cubic meters, made of rock and moraine. Imagine a cube of 153x153x153 filled with rock - that is 3,6 mill cu m....More

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