View waterfall Stalheimsfossen

Location in Hordaland county

Coordinates: 60°50′10″N 06°40′47″E / 60.83611°N 6.67972°E / 60.83611; 6.67972Coordinates: 60°50′10″N 06°40′47″E / 60.83611°N 6.67972°E / 60.83611; 6.67972
Country Norway
Region Western Norway
County Hordaland
District Voss
Municipality Voss
Elevation[1] 368 m (1,207 ft)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 5715 Stalheim

Stalheim is a village in the municipality Voss in Hordaland county, Norway. The small village lies along the European route E16 highway in the northeastern part of the municipality. The village sits at a high point in the inner part of the Nærøydalen valley which leads northeastwards towards the Nærøyfjorden. The highway runs through a series of tunnels to descend into the valley, although the old road Stalheimskleivi can still be used with its hairpin turns and 20% grade.

The Stalheimsfossen waterfall is the most notable sight in the area. The view from Stalheim is well-known from several paintings, in particular Johan Christian Dahl's painting Fra Stalheim from 1842.[2] Sivlesteinen, a memorial of the poet Per Sivle, was raised by Noregs Ungdomslag and other organizations at Stalheim in 1909.[3]


In 1943 Lebensborn activity took over the use of Stalheim Hotel.[4]


  1. "Stalheim" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2014-05-16.
  2. Henriksen, Petter (ed.). "Stalheim". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 16 April 2010.
  3. Kleppa, Hermund (2002). "Sivle-minnesmerke utanom Sogn og Fjordane" (in Norwegian). Sogn og Fjordane County Archives. Retrieved 16 April 2010.
  4. Ho skulle bli Hitlers ideal-barn

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