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Official information for Åndalsnes and Romsdalen since 1930

Sagelva Hydropower centre is beautifully situated in the forest at the border of one of Norway’s most valued and protected wilderness areas; the Reinheimen National Park. Sagelva tells the story of how the power from the water has been exploited in more than 300 years, and shows three different water wheels in action.

The centre has a history dating back to the 1700s. Then it was a saw mill and a flourmill, but a clothes press was added around 1845. Now the old sawmill has been restored, and has become a water energy centre. The restoration started in 1999, and more than 30 000 working hours are put into the project.

Sagelva tells the story of how the power from the water has been exploited in more than 300 years, and shows three different water wheels. The power from the flowing water and the different methods to exploit it impresses visitors and is a unique experience.

Sagelva Hydropower Centre is run by Brøste-Stueflotten Kulturlag. The extensive restoration started in 1999 and the facility is in constant expansion. The number of visitors increases every season. Brøste-Stueflotten Kulturlag has been awarded with Lesja Kommune’s Culture Prize in 2007. All members are volunteers.

Join a virtual tour at the site:

Sagelva Hydropower Centre offers guided excursions for individuals and groups. Join a guided bus tours to Sagelva on specific days during the summer season.

On this tour you can explore the Romsdalen valley. Included on this tour is a photostop at the foot of Trollveggen, and a visit at the impressive Slettafossen waterfalls.

Facts about the excursion:

Duration time: 4 hours

Level of difficulty: Moderate. Some walking on gravel path, not suitable for wheelchair.

What to bring: Your camera. Comfortable shoes.