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mrpb27

Posted on 01/21/2016


Photo taken on January 17, 2016




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Flakkefossen

Flakkefossen
Flakk waterfall is a mighty waterfall and if you head to the top, there is a great view of Birkeland below.

In earlier times, logs were floated down the waterfall using a large chute which was built of wood. The chute is sadly gone now and only a few fragments remain. Above the waterfall, a dam was built to help control the flow and to direct water down the chute. Parts of it still stand to this day.
Along the trail at the bottom are the remains of an old croft.

In 1572 a sawmill was built at the bottom of the waterfall. This was one of the first sawmills in Aust-Agder. After that, several more were built.

There are several alternative ways to get to Flakk falls. You can drive there or walk along the road. For a nice walk start the trip in Birkenhead Park and follow skiing trails/paths down to the river and over Flakk bridge. Then follow the signs along the road towards Flakk. From there follow the marked path up alongside the waterfall to the top. For your return walk, you can either go the same way or walk down gravel road back to Birkeland.

There are trolls in the woods. A local blacksmith has made three trolls that are located in different parts of Flakk moor and if you look carefully, you can see a troll almost at the top of the falls standing on a rock in the water flow!

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Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra
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18 months ago.