Voss – Magnificent nature and exciting Viking history

Voss northeast of Bergen is best known as one of the world's best extreme sports areas, but with a location in beautiful Fjord Norway between Hardangerfjorden and Sognefjorden, the area also offers a wealth of unique nature experiences for holidaymakers of all ages.

Whether you're looking for world–class nature experiences, thrills and spills in some of the world's most extreme sports or fun family experiences for the kids, Voss has a wealth of offers for you as a holidaymaker.

Bordalsgjelet and Tvindefossen

Within walking distance of the centre of Voss, a unique natural experience awaits: the spectacular Bordalsgjelet gorge. The short and easy hike takes you across the bridge over the Vosso River and further into the impressive gorge. Here, the forces of nature are felt at close quarters as water gushes between dark rocks and through giant potholes created by ice and rivers over millennia.

A little further away, twelve km from the centre, one of Norway's most famous waterfalls awaits: the Tvindefossen. The wide and around 150–metre waterfall with its gradual drop is a spectacular sight that attracts many tourists every year.

Gondola lift to Hangurstoppen

In July 2019, one of Voss' newest attractions opened: the Voss Gondola, the largest and most modern gondola in Northern Europe. The amazing ride takes you to the Hangar Top in just nine minutes. From here you can enjoy panoramic views of the mountains surrounding Voss, and the area is a starting point for both short and long hikes in the beautiful mountain landscape. Particularly popular, but also challenging, is the 20km hike to Lønahorgi, from where on a clear day you can see as many as four icebergs.

In the heart of Norway's most beautiful fjords

Located between two of Norway's most beautiful fjords, Sognefjorden and Hardangerfjorden – which areabout a two–hour drive, whichever you choose to visit – Voss is an obvious starting point for a day trip to some of the country's most spectacular scenery. But Nærøyfjorden, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is also within reach: About an hour's drive north of Voss awaits the mountain peak of Bakkanosi, which at 1,300 metres above sea level offers what some call the country's best view of Nærøyfjorden.

Live like a Viking in Njadarheimr

If you have adventurous children on holiday, a visit to a real Viking village is a must. North of Voss you can travel back in time a thousand years and feel for yourself how the Vikings lived. In the living museum, you can both take a guided tour through the village and become part of the activities in the more than 20 reconstructed buildings. You can also find your inner Viking warrior as you try your hand at archery, axe throwing and Viking games. The village is also right on the shores of Nærøyfjorden, so most people combine a visit with a walk along the World Heritage fjord.

Don’t forget…
Voss is world–famous for extreme sports, and the area offers plenty of opportunities to try everything from paragliding and skydiving to rafting and SUP (Stand–Up–Paddle) in a safe environment.

Accommodation in the middle of beautiful nature

In Voss, you'll stay in one of Voss Resort Bavallstunet's cosy cabins – with the whole beautiful nature area right on your doorstep.

Your guide to a great holiday in Voss

Read more about what to do, see and do in Voss below and find inspiration for your holiday in our travel articles about the area.