As Bergen has unstable weather and little snow, many travel from Bergen to Voss for skiing. Voss has a drier and more stable weather, winters are colder and summer warmer. In the Myrkdalen there is often heavy snowfall making the new ski resort there popular. Myrkdalen in 2018 was ranked as the 5th best ski resort in Norway, up from 9th in 2017. Good off-piste options and children's area.
Voss has a long history, and have been welcoming international tourists for almost 200 years. Visitors come to experience the magnificent scenery - never-ending vistas of mountains and nearby glaciers and fjords, lakes and fast-flowing whitewater rivers - and to have plenty of active fun year round.
Bergen is the main gateway for both international and national arrivals to this part of Western Norway, for arrivals by plane, bus or boat. If you are on a round trip without a car, there are several destinations in the region that have connections to Voss by public transport. Here are the main gateways:
- Sognefjord area: Sogndal, Flåm/Gudvangen and Vik in Sogn
- Hardanger area: Ulvik, Kvanndal, Norheimsund
By planeBergen Airport Flesland is the closest airport to Voss, with non-stop international flights from larger scale European airports such as Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Copenhagen, London, Stockholm and Reykjavik. Low-cost airlines also operate non-stop flights to Bergen from international airports such as Paris, Berlin, Prague, Warsaw, Riga and London.
There are also, of course, direct flights from several Norwegian airports, including daily departures from Oslo Airport Gardermoen with SAS and Norwegian airlines.
At the time of construction the Bergen-Voss and Voss-Finse-Geilo stretches of railway were engineering achievments.
By busBusses from Bergen are operated by NOR-WAY and Skyss and take about 100 minutes.
By carVoss is centrally located on the main road network in Western Norway. On Route E16 between Oslo and Bergen and on the North/South inland route RV13.
- Bergen - Voss:
- Route E16 via Arna and Dale (100 km, 1 hr 20 min)
- Route E16 via Filefjell (420 km, 7 hr)
- Route 52 via Gol and Hemsedal (400 km, 6 hr 30 min)
- Route 50 via Hol and Aurland (380 km, 6 hr)
- Route 7 via Hardangervidda (400, 6 hr)
- Route 7 via Gol and Geilo (360, 5 hr 30 min)
- Ski lift to Mt Hanguren (return ticket: kr 100). The gondola lift to Hanguren has been dismantled. A new lift is expected to open in 2019.
- The railway runs east-west through Voss district serving Raundalen valley to the east and Evanger to the west.
- Northern part of Voss district (Stalheim, Oppheim and Myrkdalen ski resort) is available by bus and car.
Bordalsgjelet GorgeThe deep and dramatic Bordalsgjelet Gorge has information boards, viewpoints and benches. When snow and ice does not affect accessibility you can also follow a footpath that leads alongside the gorge. Here you will have excellent views of the fascinating potholes. Remember, however, for your own safety: Keep to the marked footpaths.
StalheimskleivaOne of the steepest roads in Northern Europe, built during 1842-1846. The road has 13 hairpin bends, with Stalheim Hotel located at the top overlooking the road and the Nærøy Valley. On either side of the road you can see the Stalheim Waterfall (126 m) and the Sivle Waterfall (142 m). Stalheimskleiva is a one-way road going down.
Tvindefossen WaterfallA 152-metre waterfall by Tvinde Camping. There is a road/footpath to the top of the falls. Kiosk. This walk combines well with a Car Walk, either to Afdal-Prestølen or Leidal-Hustveit.
Skjervet waterfalladdress: Skjervesvegen, GranvinIt's a steep valley with hairpin bends and waterfall. At the top, you are able to park the car and enjoy the view.
Swimming pooladdress: PrestegardsmoenNear Voss Camping in Prestegardsmoen there is an outdoor swimming pool with a diving tower plus three water chutes and a paddling pool. Fun for the whole family. Kiosk available for refreshments, ice, chocolate etc.
Voss ResortThe Voss Resort is one of the longest established ski centres in Norway and its welcome centre is situated in Bavallen.
Voss Fjellandsby - MyrkdalenThe area of Myrkdalen where you can find the welcome centre of Voss Fjellandsby - or "Voss Mountain Village" if translated into English.
Guided ToursFor small and large groups Voss Rafting Senter offers a range of guided tours during the winter months, from sunset snow shoes tours, to skiing tours in the hills around Voss.
phone: +47 56 51 05 25address: Nedkvitnesvegen 25Voss Rafting Senter has a broad spectrum of activities like white-water rafting, sportsrafting, riverboarding, waterfall rappelling, canyoning, obstacle course and wilderness camp for tourists, companies, bachelor parties, societies, schools and friends. All products are related to water sport and based on strict safety procedures and the crew is highly professional in all aspects. Voss Rafting Senter`s motto is to "Guarantee To Wet Your Pants!" under controlled settings. Voss Rafting can offer everything from adventures family rafting to extreme rafting trips in world class.
phone: +47 400 04 490address: Golfparken 3, Skulestadmoen Voss
Tre Brør Caféphone: +47 56 52 99 25address: Vangsgata 28Great place for lunch, dinner or a drink. Has a comfortable and cosy setting.
phone: +47 95406135address: Molstervegen 44Inside a restored old barn at Store Ringheim, offers set menus and an ala carte menu. There is a strict policy to make all food from scratch. Also they strive to find the best local ingredients from local farmers or in the nature. There is also a patio, where the meals can be enjoyed outside, in good weather conditions.
address: Kytesvegen 396, 5706 VossBrewery with a fairly large selection on tap, but do note the short opening hours. You can buy growlers (large bottles) there too. You must pay a kr 100 for a growler, which is refundable when you return it empty.
phone: +47 56 51 15 97
phone: +47 56 51 69 19address: Tvinde
phone: +47 56 51 20 17address: Evangervegen 68
phone: +47 56 52 05 00address: Evangervegen 13Fleischer's Hotel is an old hotel that in the past has been visited by royalty and nobility as well as the ordinary tourist and traveler. Modern comfort and facilities have been incorporated into the old building in a natural way. All rooms have en suite bathroom, mini-bar, telephone and television. Amenities include a restaurant, bar, swimming pool, solarium, Jacuzzi and sauna, as well as a separate conference section.
phone: +47 56519900address: Elvegata 9Hotel Jarl is a modern family-run hotel in the centre of Voss - by the river "Vosso". All rooms have bathroom, TV and mini bar. Swimming hall, sauna and solarium. Light and intimate restaurant, lounge and bar. Large car park. Free transport to the railway station and the alpine centre.
phone: +47 56531000address: Uttrågata 3Park Hotel Vossevangen has 131 rooms, including 15 deluxe rooms and a side wing with multi-bed rooms. All rooms have their own bathroom and toilet.
Restaurant ElyséeInternational cuisine based on local ingredients, comprehensive wine menu. Excellent food and wine. Choose from the a la carte menu, or order a 3, 4 or 5 course set menu with wine.
Café StationenA cafe with a distinctive character and good atmosphere all year round. Outside seating during the summer.
Pianissimo Piano BarA Cosy piano bar is located in the middle of the hotel. Sink down into a comfy chair, relax with a drink from the well stocked bar, and be entertained by evening performers from Monday to Saturday.
Pentagon Night ClubPentagon is one of the biggest night spots in Voss. It is busy, with good dance music and a great atmosphere.
WinecellarExtensive winecellar. The most comprehensive wine collection in Norway. Wine tasting and wine seminar.
Store Ringheim Hotell og Restaurant
- Route 13 over the mountain to Vik, and further to Balestrand.
- Other destinations on Sognefjord
- Romantic Hardanger
- Geilo in Hallingdal