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Voss, Norway Photo: Innovation Norway
Carolin enjoying the sun at the top of the slopes in Voss. Photo: Innovation Norway
Voss has become one of the most established ski destinations in Norway – popular amongst families as well as skiing enthusiasts. Photo: Innovation Norway
Voss is one of the most snow-reliable ski destinations in Norway. Photo: Innovation Norway
A lot of typical Norwegian souvenirs in the shop at Fløien in Bergen. Photo: Innovation Norway
Marta soon got the hang of alpine skiing, even though she is more comfortable skiing cross country. Photo: Innovation Norway
The filmcrew stayed close to our explorers while they learned how to ski. Photo: Innovation Norway
Boarding the Hurtigruten ship heading for Ålesund. Photo: Innovation Norway
Fløibanen is the funicular cable car in Bergen that takes you 320 metres above sea level. Photo: Innovation Norway
This UNESCO protected old merchant quarter is the only preserved business district from the Hanseatic period. Photo: Innovation Norway
Fløien is a perfect place for relaxation and creation, and a good place for hiking. Photo: Innovation Norway

Day 5 - Voss and Bergen

Our brave explorers hit the slopes in Voss. As one of the most snow secure skiing resorts in Norway, this is not the worst place to start learning.

This resulted in a new passion for Paul Steele, alpine skiing for the very first time:

Today we woke up at Fleisher's Hotel in Voss and the first direction: Upwards to the alpine skiing above. Even before we put on our skis at the bottom of the slopes we were treated to a stunning view down and over Voss itself.

New talents

As most of us had never been skiing before we were given a fantastic crash course and actually it was so good we were off and downwards in not much time at all. I was loving every minute of it.

I actually stayed on my feet, getting braver and braver, taking in all the great sights around and over the mountains as we spent most of the day enjoying the sun and snow.

A piece of Bergen

After lots of that fresh air we took a bus ride down the road to the great town of Bergen. Suddenly we met a bit of city life and were better to see the whole town from above by taking a trip up on the Fløibanen funicular. Wow!

To see the town in all its glory at dusk watching the lights of the night come on made it better still.

Bergen also has a famous area called Bryggen that we were shown. This area is famous for its UNESCO protected buildings from the Hanseatic traders that came from Germany hundreds of years ago to fish from Bergen's shores. The buildings are kept to their original state and can only be repaired using the original methods completely. Wandering around them makes you feel you are going back in time.

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Skking in Voss, Norway - Photo: Innovation Norway

Day 5 - Voss and Bergen

Our brave explorers hit the slopes in Voss. As one of the most snow secure skiing resorts in Norway, this is not the worst place to start learning.

Day 5 - Voss and Bergen

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