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Voss (Vossevangen) is a city in Norway , in the area of south-western fjords. It is situated in the region Hardangerfjord, about 70 km north-east from the city Bergen . Voss is a city especially popular among adrenaline sports fans.

A little bit of history

Voss was an important agricultural center and an important trade link between eastern and western Norway in the Middle Ages. In 1023, the city Voss was honored by the visit of King Olaf Haraldsson den Heilige (Olaf the Holy) . During the Second World War, the city Voss was damaged by German air raids but has been reconstructed since.

Places of interest

One of the biggest attractions of the city Voss is the local stone gothic church from the 13th century. Despite the city Voss being almost completely destroyed during the Second World War, the church survived without a scratch, as if by miracle. Inside, you can admire the original stone altar and the wooden tower. Not far from the church, in the south-eastern direction, there is a stone cross in the middle of the field, which was erected in 1023 by Olaf the Holy in honor of converting to Christianity. There is also the Voss Folk Museum (Voss Folkemuseum) , which presents the life of local people.

Relaxation and sport

The city Voss offers its visitors many interesting activities. One of them is visiting the Prestegardsmoen Recreational and Nature Reserve. It is situated south of the center of Voss and there are several hiking trails, on which you can spot many rare plant and animal species. Organized trips, called Norway in a Nutshell, can be arranged from the city Voss. It is a one-day trip, which includes travelling through the region and discovering its natural beauties. Voss is a renowned center of extreme sports. Around the end of June, the Extreme Sports Week is held there, during which you can try e.g. paragliding, parasailing or rafting. From December to April, you can go skiing to the mountain Hangur or to the ski resort Bavallen (about 5 km north of the city) .


Those who do not like hotels, there are several camps, e.g. the Voss Camping at a lake, not far from the center. About 12 km north from the city, there is the camp Tvinde Camping, which is interesting for its interesting location right by a waterfall.


Voss is well connected especially with the city Bergen. By train, you can get there comfortably from Bergen as well as from the capital Oslo . It is best to use bikes within the city.

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Last update: 2012-10-22 03:13:36

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The information has not been confirmed by the owner yet Pros: enough accommodation facilities, peaceful locality, important birthplace, sauna, forests, very cold
The information has not been confirmed by the owner yet Cons: far from the airport
The information has not been confirmed by the owner yet Other services: campsite, rent-a-car company

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 Aura: 80Reviews: 112012-02-17 14:24:54
Voss is well known and well equipped ski resort, which is very close and quite easily accessible from Bergen. Still, there is lots of to do in other seasons as well: hiking for sure: to any of the surrounding mountains, which can be quite demanding, but the view of the valley and mountains, is always worth it. One can also admire the narrow river canyon (Bordalsgjelet) or for the ones who love history there is the Voss Folk museum, which, is by the way, opened just in the summer.

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