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Voss is situated in the middle Fjord Norway, 1,5 hours by car from Bergen. Surrounded by the two major fjords, Hardangerfjorden and Sognefjorden, the town has about 14.000 inhabitants, a nice village centre and two ski areas.
At Voss you will find two ski resorts, Voss Resort and Myrkdalen Mountain Resort, which are only a 20-minute drive from each other. They are the biggest and most easily accessible ski centres in Fjord Norway, with good ski schools and long histories of welcoming guests.
Voss Resort is located in the heart of Fjord Norway, just 100 km from Bergen Airport Flesland. You can choose from a number of hotels in the centre of this charming, small town.
For example, there is the historic Fleischer’s Hotel, or the Park Hotel Vossevangen, which has an internationally renowned wine cellar. Then again, you may prefer the smaller Hotel Jarl, located right next to the River Vosso.
A cable car will take you from the centre of town to the ski slopes in just five minutes. Alternatively, you may opt to stay in a cosy cottage in Bavallen, situated in the hills above Voss but still just a five minute drive from the centre. All of the well-appointed cottages, with the latest kitchen and bathroom facilities, offer fantastic panoramic views that you’ll never forget. Bavallstunet meanwhile, with its own modern cottages and great après ski facilities, is just a few minutes’ walk from the ski lifts.
Voss Resort has 40km of prepared skiruns, 13 lifts, a renowned ski school with an international guest tutor, two ski-rental facilities, three skiing areas for children and four cosy cafes for when you need to relax. And, do not forget, Bavallstunet is a great place to unwind with its fantastic après ski after a long day on the slopes.
Voss has high-capacity, uncrowded slopes, so you can enjoy plenty of space around you when you ski. The international staff at the resort are known for their friendliness and helpfulness. When you are not on the slopes, Voss town centre has everything you need with more than 100 shops, including cafes, bars and hotels.
To find out what exciting activities are taking place in Voss, such as festivals and live music, plus the full winter programme, check out Visitvoss.no.
Myrkdalen Mountain Resort is situated in Myrkdalen, 25 km from Voss and not far from Bergen, and is one of Norway´s most dependable areas for snow.
This new resort opened in 2003 and enables Voss to offer a variety of skiing experiences, from great beginners’ slopes to challenging terrain for the most experienced skiers. The skiing season is long in the resort. The winter starts in November and lasts until May.
In Myrkdalen, you will find seven ski lifts and many slopes that are suitable for the whole family. The area is perfect for families with children and, if you choose to stay in the vicinity of the ski centre, the distance to the ski lifts is so short that you can strap on your skis on your doorstep and ski over to the lift. The resort has its own children’s area with ski lifts and, of course, offers both ski rental and ski schools for every level of proficiency. In addition to the ski centres, there are lots of possibilities for cross-country skiing and ski touring in the immediate area.
The short distance to the centre of Voss and to the fjords means there is so much you can do! In Voss, the whole family can take a sleigh ride, go swimming in a heated swimming pool or organise a friendly bowling match. Older children and adults can go for guided walks or try abseiling. A tandem paragliding trip or sightseeing trip in a helicopter gives you a unique bird’s eye view of Voss. In the centre of Voss, you can explore the Vangsgata shopping street and the nearby Amfi shopping centre, with its shops, cafés and restaurants.
VOSS is situated in the middle Fjord Norway, 1,5 hours by car from Bergen. Surrounded by the two major fjords, Hardangerfjorden and Sognefjorden, the town has about 14.000 inhabitants, a nice village centre and two ski areas. At VOSS you will find two ski resorts, VOSS RESORT and VOSS FJELLANDSBY, which are only a 20-minute drive from each other. They are the biggest and most easily accessible ski centres in Fjord Norway, with good ski schools and long histories of welcoming guests. visitvoss.no