Climbing and rappelling

In Tafjord you can experience two of Western Norway’s most airy experiences in rappelling. At the 96 meter Zakarias Dam in Tafjordfjella we have 62 meter reppelling down the dam and at Old Power Station 1 we have a 15 meter rappelling on the facade building. See more information below.

Inside the Hydropower and Avalanche Center we have a new and modern 10 meter high climbing wall that is open to visitors. We have both climbing harnesses and equipment for all ages.

Safety Rules

Everyone who is going to rappel must sign the safety rules when attending. Carefully read these rules beforehand.  Download the safety rules for rappelling activities here.

A self-declaration for use of the climbing wall must also be signed in person. Download the self-declaration for use of the climbing wall here.

Welcome to an airy experience in Tafjord!

Rappelling on Zakarias Dam

Join an adrenaline-filled challenge from the famous dam to Zakaria’s Lake in Tafjordfjella! Maybe you saw the episode from the show Celebrity Task Force, where Kompani Lauritsen was rappelling on the dam ?

The rappel with us is approximately 60 meters. To get you up, we follow a Via Ferrata route up the gorge. All rappelling is carried out by qualified personnel.

Rappelling on Zakarias Dam must be pre-booked.

Pris 995, kr -per person/ 4500kr for groups outside of center hours. Age limit is 15 years old/ 10th grade. Maximum number of people per day is 25. Under 18? Permission from a parent or guardian is required.

Climbing and rappelling

Safety is our biggest focus. Weather, wind, and water level will determine if rappelling is justifiable. Due to this, pre-booked tours can be cancelled. The Via Ferrata route requires that the participant is in generally good physical shape. And for safety reasons, personnel may refuse to rappel individuals who do not fit the weight requirements.

Rappelling will be available for booking every Thursday-Sunday Between the 14th of July and the 18th of August 2024. We meet at Zakarias Dam at the time the guest has booked via our website. If you prefer a rappel time outside the center’s opening hours (such as sunset, or midnight), private group rappels can also be booked by sending us an e-mail.

Book rappelling via our online booking!

Rappelling must be booked at least 12 hours in advance, but if other groups have made reservations on the desired day, it may be possible to join at the last minute. Call us for a quick clarification. If you would like to cancel, this must be done 7 days before your rappel booking in order to receive a refund. Cancellations made less than 7 days before your booking are not entitled to a refund.  If we cancel due to safety reasons, the entire amount will be refunded. 

Rappelling at the center

An exciting challenge for young people or those without any prior climbing experience!

During the center’s opening hours, it is possible to rappel down from the 15 meter high facade on the building. This is an experience for those who have never rappelled before, but who are looking for a challenge! The rappel is performed by qualified personnel.


Price NOK 180, – per rappel. Participants under 18 must have written permission from a parent or legal guardian.