Hikers in the know flock to Voss from June to the end of October not only for the fresh air, but also for the crystal clear mountain sights.
Right in the middle of Fjord Norway, ideally located between the two famous fjords Hardangerfjord and Sognefjord, scenic hiking starts at your doorstep in the charming mountain town of Voss.
Prepare your backpack and go hiking amidst fairy tale-like waterfalls, rivers and lakes, through valleys and forests in untouched nature, and with the photo friendly view of snowy mountain tops in the distance. A lively animal and bird life is flanked by vestiges of human life that runs 3,000 years back in time.
The varied hiking trails around Voss suit everyone from motivated beginners to the more experienced trekkers, and can easily be combined with other activities like kayaking, canoeing, and river boarding in the same day.
Go to Mount Hangur and back to Voss centre in a few hours, explore the likewise beautiful area of Stølsheimen, or hike the eight kilometres to the Lønahorgi mountain top at 1,410 metres. Hikes to Prestegardsmoen and Bømoen are considered as easier alternatives.
Locate your preferred hikes in the map below.
It is relatively easy to get to Voss by car. The road E16 (the main route between Bergen and Oslo) and the inland road Rv13 both go through Voss.
Many express buses serve Voss from elsewhere in Norway.
NSB (the Norwegian State Railways) offers several daily departures to Voss from both Oslo (6 hours) and Bergen (1 hour and 15 minutes).
Flåmsbana (“The Flåm Railway”) loops its way from Myrdal to Flåm 865 metres below, nestled in the innermost corner of the Aurlandfjord. Travel time from Flåm to Voss is about 1 hour and 45 minutes.
Bergen Airport Flesland is the main gateway for both international and domestic arrivals to Voss. Travel time from Bergen to Voss is approximately 1,5 hours.
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.
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