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MyrkLeik Mountain Festival

  • Uttrågata 19, Voss
  • +47 47471616
  • September 30, 2016 - October 2, 2016
Overview

This is a feel-good festival which suits the entire family. Join a guided hike from Vikafjellet mountain plateau, guided mountain bike tour in stunning surroundings, tractor safari, hike to a charming mountain farm, intro-course in white water kayaking and mountain biking, yoga, fly fishing and much more. In the evenings we will host two great concerts with the energetic duo in Dumpster Divas and the rockabilly band Yngve & His Boogie Legs.

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 30TH

6 - 7 pm Yoga 
With yoga instructor Lisa Wortman from Voss Yoga & Bodywork at Myrkdalen Hotel

9 pm: Concert with Dumpster Divas 
Dumpster Divas is a duo consisting of two wild and energetic ladies who love the world. Most of their music is self composed and is characterized by a wish to make the world a better place to live. They also borrow some songs of people they admire. Helle and Trine met for the first time during autumn 2015 and have since then played a lot together. Their music is within the genre americana, folk and singer/songwriter.  

Read about them and listen to their music on Instagram: dumpsterdiivas and Facebook ”Dumpster Divas”.

The concert is FREE OF CHARGE
Age limit: 18 years

SATURDAY OCTOBER 1ST

10 am - 3 pm: Intro-course in white water kayaking 
The Voss region is renowned for its great rivers, with perfect conditions for white water kayaking. During MyrkLeik  you can join an intro course in white water kayaking, where you will get an introduction to basic technique, how the equipment works and experience cruising down the river through small rapids and waves. The intro course starts with some theory on land. Then we will move on to some exercises on flat water and we will finish down the river from the Myrkdalen lake to Vinje. The instructors at Kayak Voss are highly qualified and will make sure that you have a fun and safe experience in the water. The course takes approximately 5 hours 

10 am - 4 pm: Mountain biking to Indre Arnafjord
Join a beautiful mountain bike ride from Vikafjellet mountain plateau to the fjord. Everyone will be picked up with a bus at Myrkdalen Hotel at 10 am and the bus will drop us off at Vikafjellet. The ride is on a single track, so you need to be an experienced mountain biker in order to join this tour. You also need to bring your own equipment. Equipment required: Hardtail / full suspension bike, helmet, knee protections, backpack with tube, pump, warm clothing and food/drinks. The bus will pick us up in Indre Arnafjord and drive us back to Myrkdalen Hotel. 

10 am - 4 pm: Guided hike from Målsethytta to Vik
Voss Utferdslag will bring you on a beautiful hike from Målsethytta at Vikafjellet mountain plateau to Vik. The hike goes through easy terrain - uphill in the start, then flat and down to Vik Skisenter. Everyone will be picked up with a bus at Myrkdalen Hotel at 10 am and the bus picks us up by Vik Skisenter at approximately 3 pm. The hike is 6 - 7 kilometres. 

10 am - 4 pm: Fly casting course and fishing with Erlende Vivelid Nilsen 
Join Erlend Vivelid Nilsen from the Norwegian National team in fly fishing on a fly casting and fishing course. He will give you an introduction in good casting techniques in the morning and after lunch we will go fishing together.

10 am - 3 pm: Family program - Tractor safari
This will be a great day for the entire family! From 10 am you have a unique chance to join a tractor safari to the top of Myrkdals express lif. From the top we will walk to the charming mountain farm Mørkvesstølen. At the mountain farm there will be activities such as horse shoe throwing, bow and arrow, balancing activities and more! We will also make "lapper", Norwegian style pancakes, outside the mountain farms. 

11 am - 1.30 pm: Intro course in mountain biking with Joar Wæhle
The course is aimed at beginners who want to learn basic technique in order to bike in varied terrain. Our instructor will set up different "stations" with different difficulty levels, where your balance on the bike will be challenged and you will be introduced to different techniques for biking on uneaven terrain  

Bring your own equipment: Bike, helmet and water. Please note: You don`t need a full suspension bike in order to join this course. A hardtail with only suspension in the front will work as well. 

5 - 6 pm: Yoga 
With instructor Lisa Wortman from Voss Yoga & Bodywork at Myrkdalen Hotel

9 pm: Today's Video
We gather at 9 pm to watch a video from the festival. 

9.30 pm: Concert with Yngve & His Boogie Legs
Yngve & His Boogie Legs is a jump blues / rockabilly band from Voss. They compose their own songs and have a reputation for awesome live gigs. The band was formed in 2009 and they have produced many songs and albums since. Yngve & His Boogie Legs have played many concerts all over Norway, as well as Sweden, Denmark, Germany, France and USA.  

SUNDAY OCTOBER 2ND

11 am - 1.30 pm: Advcanced MTB course with Joar Wæhle
This course is aimed at more experienced mountain bikers who want to improve their technique in more demanding terrain in the forest and mountain. 

Bring your own equipment: Bike, helmet and water. Please note: You don`t need a full suspension bike in order to join this course. A hardtail with only suspension in the front will work as well. 

11 am - 2 pm: Fishing course with Erlend Vivelid Nilsen
Join Erlend Vivelid Nilsen from the Norwegian National team in fly fishing on a three hour fishing course! More information regarding this course will be posted soon!

11 am - 1 pm: Navigation course with Voss Utferdslag
Do you want to learn how to use a map and a compass? Or do you just want to just refresh old knowledge about navigation? Then you should join this course. The course will have a theory part before we do some practical tasks outside. 

11 am - 2 pm: Hike to the charming mountain farm Bjørndalen
Sunday afteroon Voss Utferdslag will bring you to the stunning mountain farm Bjørndalen. The hike is quite steep in the start, but gets easier after approximately 1,5 kilometres. We return the same way down. 

11 am - 2 pm: Family activities and pony riding. 
All families and children are welcome to join fun family activities outside Myrkdalen Hotel such as:

- Bow and arrow
- Dart
- Horse shoe throwing
- Viking games
- Family relay

The activities mentioned above are free of charge and you don`t have to be there for the full time schedule. Everyone can come and go as they like. We ain to have a lunch break at 12 noon. Welcome!

If you want to join this festival, please do not hesitate to contact Margrethe Alm at:
E-mail: margrethe.alm@myrkdalen.no or phone: +47 918 92 468

  • Last Updated: 09/22/2016
  • Source: Destinasjon Voss AS
Dates
Friday, September 30, 2016

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Sunday, October 2, 2016

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Voss, Norway
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60° 51' 25" N / 6° 29' 30" E
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