Latefossen also pronounced like Lotefossen was maybe the most popular and melodramatic of the waterfalls in Oddadalen (the Odda Valley). Though almost all of the waterfalls existed in the waterfall-laced Oddadalen were remarkable. However; you must try to keep your camera lens dry while attempting to take a clean all-encompassing photo of it given the nearly constant mist being thrown in our direction.
The car parking on the opposite of the bridge is completed in 1859 a little downstream of the base of the falls! The falls was also said to be part of the protected Opo Watershed so its year-round flow and existence would be assured. By the way, this protected watershed also allowed Oddadal Valley's numerous other waterfalls to persist as well. Låtefossen is the king among of all waterfalls and an internationally famous attraction.
The forceful flow came from the lake Lotevatnet, which itself drained much larger lakes in the highlands of the vast Hardanger Plateau. The waterfall has a different name called Skarsfossen, while the more northern waterfall was supposed to have the name Låtefossen.
The direction of Latefossen is on the southern part of Odda Valley (aka the Valley of Waterfalls) along the Rv13 about 15 kilometers south of Odda and 3km north of the E134/Rv13 junction by Skarre. It's about 350m north of Espelandsfossen and roughly 7 kilometers south of Vidfoss.