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Vatnahalsen train station
Vatnahalsen station (811 m.a.s.l.).
Photo: Øyvind Waitz

Ski touring in Vatnahalsen
and Myrkdalen

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Train to ski

Combine an unforgettable ski touring experience in the Voss area with a truly spectacular train journey on the Flåm railway.

Quick facts (Vatnahalsen, Myrkdalen)

Main ski touring season
February to early May

Level recommended
Beginners to experienced

Epic run
From Vatnahalsen, ski all the way down to the bottom of the Flåm Valley, then take the Flåm railway back up. This combination of train and freeriding is a unique skiing experience.

Types of skiing terrain
Open mountain landscape
Easier terrain with shorter runs
than on the coast

Types of accommodation
Hotels and cabins

Discover the Vatnahalsen and Myrkdalen area

Ski touring in Vatnahalsen and Myrkdalen
Are you looking for a mountain resort? Then you are heartily welcome to visit Vatnahalsen Høyfjellshotell 820 meters above sea level close to the… Read more
Vatnahalsen Mountain resort
Myrkdalen Hotel is a modern mountain hotel, which is situated only 2 hours from Bergen International Airport. Read more
Myrkdalen Hotel
Telephone: +47 406 17 700 E-mail: info@visitvoss.no Voss Tourist Information can assist you when planning your stay in Voss or help with enquires when… Read more
Voss Tourist Information
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    Getting here and around

    Get in-depth travel information at Voss' official website.

    • Voss train (ski touring)

      By train

      NSB (the Norwegian State Railway) has several daily departures to Voss from both Oslo (6 hours) and Bergen (1 hour and 15 minutes). There is a shuttle service from Voss to Myrkdalen.

      The Flåm Railway ("Flåmsbana") loops its way from Myrdal to Flåm, nestled 865 metres below in the innermost corner of the Aurlandfjord. Vatnahalsen is only accessible by train.

    • Voss road (ski touring)

      By road

      It is relatively easy to get to Myrkdalen by car. The road E16 (the main route between Bergen and Oslo) goes through Voss, from where you can take Rv13 to Myrkdalen.

      Many express buses serve Voss from elsewhere in Norway.

    • Voss plane (ski touring)

      By plane

      Bergen Airport is the closest gateway for both international and domestic arrivals to Myrkdalen and Vatnahalsen. Travel time from Bergen to Voss is around 1,5 hours.

      You can also fly to Oslo and jump on the train towards Bergen. The travel time from Oslo to Voss is around 5,5 hours.

       

    Safety in the mountains

    Norway is an incredible place to explore, with untamed mythical landscapes, mountains, valleys, and fjords. Before you enter the outdoors, get familiar with the nine simple rules of the Norwegian mountain code to help you stay safe.

    1. Plan your trip and inform others about the route you have selected.
    2. Adapt the planned routes according to ability and conditions.
    3. Pay attention to the weather and the avalanche warnings. This is especially the case for ski tourers - check the current situation in your area on varsom.no and make sure you follow the advise given.
    4. Be prepared for bad weather and frost, even on short trips.
    5. Bring the necessary equipment so you can help yourself and others.
    6. Choose safe routes. Recognize avalanche terrain and unsafe ice.
    7. Use a map and a compass. Always know where you are.
    8. Don’t be ashamed to turn around.
    9. Conserve your energy and seek shelter if necessary.
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