The strait is adorned with a group of wonderful waterfalls, the most famous of which is the waterfall of the seven sisters “De Syv Söstre” and suitor “Friaren”, who face each other on both sides of the strait and tell the story of a young man who tried to attract the seven witches sisters.
The strait’s residents seek to preserve the local nature, culture and environment, and promote social values, as they work to make the region economically viable.
The “Westerås” farm is one of the most famous and oldest farms in the strait, and it has many monuments that reflect all historical periods up to the Stone Age, and is located at an altitude of 320 meters where local cuisine that can be enjoyed in the open-air restaurant can be enjoyed with breathtaking views of the strait. There was activity on the farm until the summer of 1970 when summer tourism started.
Cruises are the best way to visit the strait, see abandoned farms and hear the wonderful history of farmers who have lived there before and how they managed to hold onto steep hills. One can not miss the visit of the charming old church and the small village that is penetrated by a stunning waterfall from the strait up to the bottom, and the experience of walking in the water path that was built along the waterfall.
It is possible to stay in one of the luxury hotels surrounding the strait, the most famous of which is “Utsikten” which was built in 1893 and today it is part of the “Classic Norway” chain of hotels and receives visitors from May to September. It is also possible to choose to stay in one of the historic buildings or farms that have now become one of the best accommodations.
Other popular activities in the area include fishing, mountain biking, kayaking and winter skiing.