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Welcome to Voss

the extreme sports capital of Norway

Ready, set … Voss! Famed as the extreme-sports capital of Norway, this mountain hamlet of 15,000 — nestled between snow capped mountains, raging rivers, serene lakes and lush forests — has drawn thrill seekers from around the globe for nearly 200 years. Why not join in?

Roundtrips from Voss to the fantastic fjords

The fjord village of Vik along the Sognefjord

Fjærlandsfjord and glacier tour from Voss

Guided tour from Voss through stunning landscapes, cultural landmarks, and natural wonders
From NOK 2100
Drone view of Vøringsfossen waterfall

Hardangerfjord and Vøringsfossen Tour from Voss

Discover Hardanger: From Voss to the Hardangerfjord and Vøringsfossen, including entrance to the Norwegian Nature Centre
From NOK 1320

River rafting in Voss

Family rafting in a kind and fun river on Voss

Voss Family River Rafting

Join a family-friendly rafting adventure on the Vosso River
From NOK 825
White water rafting in Valldøla river at Voss

Voss White Water Rafting

A world-class white river rafting experience in Voss
From NOK 1445

Nature’s Playground, the Paradise of Extreme Sports

Voss, situated along the famous Bergen Railway and near the scenic Hardangerfjord, offers activities like skydiving, rafting, skiing, and mountain climbing.

Whether it’s whitewater rafting, mountain biking, rock climbing and rappelling, paragliding or skydiving you’re after — or you “just” want to hit the slopes — Voss is the place for you, all year long.

Read more about Voss!

First things first. Skiers — alpine and Nordic — are spoiled for choice. Norway’s winter sports mecca, Voss boasts two ski resorts offering a combined 70 km (43.5 mi) of slopes, served by 20 ski lifts, and plenty of off-piste action. It’s one of Fjord Norway’s premier winter sports destinations, home to one of the world’s largest annual extreme-sports festivals and near some of Europe’s best rafting rivers.

Something different? Less death-defying? How about a hike or some snowshoeing? Better yet, board the Voss Gondola for a 9-minute ride into the skies for views from atop 820-meter (2,690 ft) Mount Hanguren. At the top, take a hike or tuck into local fare at Voss’ largest restaurant. 

Speaking of food —and extremes — test your taste buds by sampling regional speciality smalahove, boiled sheep’s head served with potatoes and — perhaps for courage — a shot of akvavit.

All those sheep come from somewhere, right? Well, before sports, Voss was farm country. In between displays of sporting prowess, check out some of the museums devoted to local artists and ancient Viking life. 

What’s more, Voss is packed with all the retail, revelry and relaxation you’d expect in a world-class resort. From slopes to spas, canyons to cafés, get your holiday adrenaline rush in Voss.

The weather in Voss

The weather in Voss is as wild and unpredictable as the extreme sports practiced there, featuring mild summers and relatively cold winters.

How to travel to Voss

By air

To travel to Voss by plane, the nearest airport is Bergen Flesland Airport. From Bergen, one can take a bus or rent a car to reach Voss, a journey that usually takes about 1.5 hours. This option is convenient for international travelers who can fly directly to Bergen from many destinations.

By train

Train travel to Voss is both scenic and comfortable, thanks to Norway’s well-developed railway network. Voss is part of the Bergen Railway, and one can take a direct train from either Oslo or Bergen. The train journey from Oslo takes about 6 hours, while from Bergen it takes around 1.5 hours, offering fantastic views of the Norwegian landscape.