I Nansen sine skispor over Vossaskavlen

Dette er ein flott og lang turklassikar på fjellski frå Finse over Vossaskavlen til Mjølfjell. Det var dette fjellområdet Fritjof Nansen kryssa på ski vinteren 1884, truleg som den første. Vi gjenskapar Nansen sin segnomspunne skitur både i ord og handling medan vi følgjer deler av hans rute over fjellet. Med moderne utstyr og lokalkjend førar kan vi ta oss trygt fram der Nansen sjølv hadde nok med å berge seg. Turen ender på Mjølfjell Ungdomsherberge, der vi unner oss god mat, mjuke senger og avslapping framfor peisen.   Turen passar perfekt for deg som er glad i lengre turar på fjellski. Her får du ein utfordrande og kontrastfylt tur med store naturopplevingar undervegs. Ruta er unik både på grunn av den ville naturen og den historiske tilknytninga til ein av våre største polarheltar. Vi kan love at du får auka respekt for – og kunnskap om Fridtjof Nansen etter denne turen.   Historia Vinteren 1884 gjennomførte Fritjof Nansen ein sagnomspunne skitur. Etter å ha delteke i ei tevling på ski i Oslo, nytta han ein kombinasjon av ski og hesteskyss for kome seg heim att til Bergen. Frå dei øvste gardane nær Hol i Buskerud satte han kursen over fjellet på ski i retning Uppsete, trass sterke åtvaringar frå dei fastbuande. Han lukkast ikkje i å få med seg ein lokal kjentmann. Med seg hadde han difor berre klea han gjekk i, ein hund til følgesvenn og litt niste i sekken. Han gjekk raskt tom for vatn.   Dei store snømengdene gjorde at han ikkje fann Grøndalssetra nær Hallingskeid, der han visste at han måtte ta av vestover for å finne leia over Vossaskavlen. Han kom for langt nord mot styggbratte Kleivagjelet, der han ikkje kom ned. Han tok seg tilbake mot Grøndalssetra, men var i tvil om vegen vidare. Tida gjekk, og han vart nøydd til å grave seg ned. Etter ei bitter natt gjekk han neste morgon opp på ei høgd for å orientere seg. Han skjøna da kva retning han måtte ta, og la i vei over Vossaskavlen. Dei lange bakkane ned mot Kaldavatni og Uppsete var harde og isete, og han heldt på å skli utfor nokre skrentar nær Uppsete. Historia seier at folket på den næraste garden trudde det var eit troll med ulv til følge som kom ned frå fjellet den kvelden. Aldri hadde nokon kome over fjellet den vegen vinterstid før.   Turen dag for dag Torsdag: Oppmøte på ærverdige Fleischer’s Hotell på Voss kl 18. Vi et middag i lag og blir kjend. Om kvelden går vi gjennom utstyret og samlast til eit ferdråd. På ferdrådet blir vi einige om planen for turen, og avklarar den einskilde sine forventningar. Turleiar held eit kort foredrag om Nansen, hans band til Fleischer’s Hotell og hans idé om å krysse fjellet åleine på ski.   Fredag: Vi står tidleg opp og et frukost i lag. Toget går frå Voss ca kl 9, og er framme på Finse kring kl 10.15. Vi spenner på oss skia og set kursen nordover i herleg høgfjellsterreng. I Såtedalen kjem vi inn på ruta som Nansen nytta over fjellet. Vi vender nasen mot vest i retning Hallingskeid. Vi passerer vegvisar-fjellet Såta (1558) medan sola synk bakom fjella i vest, og tar fatt på dei slake, lange bakkane nedover mot Rallarvegen. På Hallingskeid innlosjerer vi oss i Bergen og Hordaland Turlag si sjølvbetente hytte. Vi lagar middag med mat frå proviantlageret, og kviler ut med beina høgt. Om kvelden blir det høgtlesing frå Nansen sin beretning, der vi får nokre hint om kva utfordringar vi har i vente neste dag. Samla distanse denne første dagen er om lag 24 km, og estimert tidsbruk inkludert pausar blir 7-9 timar.   Laurdag: Tidleg frukost og klargjering til ein flott turdag i vinterfjellet. Denne etappen byr på nokre bratte oppoverbakkar, ville Vestlandsfjell og friske nedkøyringar. Traséen er krevjande, så det gjelds å treffe på vegvalet. I godt vêr kan vi nyte eit herleg rundskue frå Vossaskavlen (1520). Frå toppen ser vi den vakre Raundalen åpne seg mot vest, ramma inn av kvite fjell. Siste delen av turen er ein sjarmøretappe som går langs Rallarvegen frå Uppsete til Mjølfjell Ungdomsherberge. Der blir det herleg middag, kort avslutningsforedrag og overnatting i mjuke senger. Samla distanse blir om lag 24 km, med estimert tidsbruk om lag som dagen før. Om vêret er for dårleg kan det bli naudsynt å vurdere ei enklare rute denne dagen.   Sundag: Heimreise på eige initiativ. Tog går frå Ørneberget stasjon kl 10.40 (retning Oslo) og kl 11.21 (retning Voss/Bergen).   Krav til deltakarar Dette er ein lang skitur utanfor kvista løyper, som stiller krav til skidugleik og turform. Du må vere vand med skiturar på fjellski utanfor preparerte spor i vinterfjellet, og ha gode klede. Du treng ikkje å vere topptrent, men du må tole å vere på skitur med sekk i ver og vind i åtte timar eller meir.   Naudsynt utstyr Du må ha solid fjellskiutstyr som du er godt kjend med. Skia må ha stålkantar. Gode, varme skistøvlar som du har brukt fleire gonger er særs viktig. Hugs feller til skia, skibriller (goggles), termos og drikkeflaske. Vind- og vasstett bukse og jakke med god hette, ullundertøy, ekstra ulltrøye, ullsokkar, varm lue, vottar, tjukk varmejakke. Alle går med skredutstyr (spade, søkestong og sendar/mottakar). Skredutstyr kan lånast utan ekstra kostnad. Detaljert pakkeliste sendast ut til deltakarar i god tid før turen. Ta gjerne kontakt om du har spørsmål om utstyr og førebuingar til turen.    Om å være med på guida tur Våre guidar førebur turen grundig og har med seg naudsynt tryggleiksutstyr. Guidens kompetanse og erfaringar frå tidlegare turar i området gjer at han/ho unngår farlege terrengformar, skjønar gruppa sine behov og treff tiltak som sikrar effektiv forflytning. I tillegg kan du lære mykje om trygg ferdsel i vinterfjellet av å ta del i turhandverket og nyte godt av kunnskapen som guiden har tileigna seg gjennom mange år på turar i ulike område. Guida turar er og ein fin måte å møte nye turvener.   Pris og vilkår Pris per deltakar er kr 6750. Prisen inkluderar erfaren, lokalkjend fjellførar frå Wild Voss på heile turen, leige av naudsynt skredutstyr, turførebuingar, kost og losji på Hallingskeid samt alt naudsynt sikkerheits- og reparasjonsutstyr. Togreisa frå Voss til Finse fredag er inkludert. Kost og losji på Mjølfjell Ungdomsherberge er og inkludert. Ikkje inkludert i prisen: Overnatting og måltid på Fleischer’s Hotell torsdag til fredag. Tog/reise heim frå Mjølfjell Ungdomsherberge sundag. Minste antal deltakarar: 2. Maksimal gruppestorleik: 12. På grupper med fleire enn 8 deltakarar blir det med to førarar på turen.   Turdatoar i 2020: 13-16.februar, 5-8.mars, 19-22.mars, 26-29.mars og 23-26.april.   Påmelding og kontaktperson Påmelding skjer på våre heimesider. Har du spørsmål om turen så send gjerne ein epost til Øystein på post@wildvoss.no eller ring 93 48 40 41.

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Lønahorgi cultural hike

Immediately north of Voss lies the impressive mountain called Lønahorgi, or just "Horgi". Rising to 1410 meters above sea level, this mountain isn't quite the highest one in Voss. But none of its mountain neigbours can match it in terms of accessibility, esthetics and character.  ​ We think the east side of the mountain has most to offer. Our multilingual and competent guides are happy to take you on various types of hikes, depending on your wishes and ambitions. We offer both family-friendly hikes on old paths used for mountain farming, as well as demanding peak ascents. Below you'll find closer descriptions of three different trips.     ​ ​ The cultural landscape below Lønahorgi This is a relatively easy hike through lovely terrain, suitable for families with children. From our starting point near the old farm called Staup, we follow a good path through the forest to the mountain farm called Moldbakken. On the way there, we admire the potholes in the river Moldåni. Our guide will share with you the stories of this place, including the local cultural history. At Moldbakken, we are probably greeted by grazing farm animals, joining us while absorbing the pleasant view of the farmland below.   ​ From Moldbakken, the hike continues towards the tree-line. Up above the mountain farm called Breiming, we step into the big amphitheatre of a valley named Årdalen. We get to admire the impressive, sheer cliffs of Lønahorgi in front of us, as well as the increasingly lovely view to the east. We decide wether we want to continue our hike towards the ridge called Svartahorgi (1037), or just settle for an extended lunch break in the meadows. We return back the same way, and pay a visit to the beautiful cluster of farm buildings at Staup. Perhaps you'd like to try a quick, refreshing bath in one of the potholes? Highly recommended.  ​   Season and availability Daily departures from May 10 to November 15. ​ During the busiest weeks of summer, we might not have available guides every day. Please don’t hesitate to send us an email if it looks like the trip is unavailable online. We’ll try to find a solution for you. ​ ​ Reasons to go This is a fairly easy hike in lovely, varied terrain. We enjoy a scenery of waterfalls, cliffs, open forests and cultural landscape with grazing farm animals. The nature has a more pristine character on this side of Lønahorgi.  ​ Learn about local farming and cultural traditions as we pass several mountain farms, including Staup.  ​   Physical requirements This is considered a non-technical and family-friendly hike. This trip is suitable for healthy people with some basic hiking experience.    ​ ​ Necessary equipment On this hike you will need the following equipment: ​ Sturdy hiking shoes or hiking boots. Waterproof clothing (shell layer). Small rucksack (20 litres). An extra t-shirt and an extra sweater. Beanie or knit cap. Sunglasses and sun lotion Some snacks or packed lunch and a water bottle. Trekking poles are recommended. You might also bring swimwear and a towel, if you’d like a swim on the return. ​ ​ Meeting point and practical details ​Meet at our guide's office on the first floor of Tre Brør Café near the town square at 10 a.m. ​ This trip corresponds well with the train departing Bergen at 8.39 a.m, arriving Voss at 9.53 a.m. ​ We catch a bus departing Voss City Hall at 10.10 a.m. The bus ride takes around 15 minutes. If you'd rather use your private car to get to the meeting point, feel free to make arrangements directly with your guide.   ​ We’ll be back at Voss around 4 p.m. ​ ​ Prices and terms The price for adults is NOK 1150 per person. The price for children aged 8-14 is NOK 650 per person. The minimum age is 8 years old. To book this trip, please select the below button  "Book cultural hike now".   Group sizes: 1-12 participants. Groups of more than five earn a 20 % group discount. ​ Included in the price: An experienced, multilingual guide during your trip. A light meal of locally crafted food, including hot drinks – prepared on a stove. All necessary safety equipment. Access to extra clothing and trekking poles free of charge. Transportation by public bus service to the starting point and back.   Not included in the price:  Transportation to of from Voss.   ​ ​ By booking this trip, you acknowledge that you have read and agreed upon our Terms of service and our Risk and liability statement. ​ ​ A note on responsible travel and sustainability Wild Voss make a continuous effort in reducing the ecological impact of our trips and activities. We aim to follow the latest GSTC criteria for sustainable travel. As a participant on one of our trips, you should know the following: ​ We follow the Leave No Trace principles. We make use of zero-emission infrastructure whenever possible.  Our trips are on foot, skis or snowshoes, causing no emissions and limiting the impact on nature and eco systems. Our guide will share knowledge about local culture, sites we visit and local customs. We support responsible local businesses. Your guide will advocate low-impact travel and raise the participants’ awareness of local wildlife. We abide by laws and regulations concerning travel in free nature and cultural landscape. We seek to minimize waste, and choose products and packaging with long life spans. ​ ​ Trip details Estimated total distance: 6-8 km, depending on our ambition level. Estimated total duration: 4-5 hours, excluding bus transport.  Total ascent: 600 metres  (to Årdalen).  Trip grading: Moderate. Rough terrain near the tree line.   Family friendly: Yes, suitable for children aged 8 and above. Accessible by public transportation: Yes.   ​ ​ How do I get there with a private car? From Voss, follow E16 north towards Løno, around 9 km. At the Smalahovetunet exit (signs), exit left and follow the steep, gravel road up to the parking near Staup.    ​ Reservations, questions or inquiries Please call Øystein on +47 93484041 or email us at post@wildvoss.no  ​ ​ Photo credits Svein Ulvund - http://www.vossnow.net/

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Oksen - where the fjords meet

Standing tall and proud, the mountain called Oksen provides a spectacular view of the whole Hardanger region. From its peak we get an exceptional birds eye perspective of four surrounding fjords, two glaciers, the impressive Hardanger bridge and the lush greens of the Hardanger villages.   Trip outline: From the farm called Tjoflot, we follow a trail that winds its way steeply through the forest. As we approach the tree line, the view becomes increasingly beautiful. After about an hour’s walk, we reach the mountain farm called Vindhovden, a perfect spot for a lunch break. From Vindhovden we continue along a path with some steep sections, towards the top of Oksen at 1241 meters above sea level. As we gain altitude, the horison widens, until we get to enjoy the summit panorama.   Physical requirements: This trip is suitable for healthy, reasonably fit people with some hiking experience.   Necessary equipment: Sturdy hiking shoes or hiking boots, waterproof clothing (shell layer), an extra shirt, an extra sweater, beanie or knit cap, sunglasses, sun lotion and and at least 1 litre of water. Trekking poles are recommended.   Trip details: Estimated distance: 10 km. Estimated duration: 6-7 hours car to car, including breaks. Trip grading: Moderately strenous. Some steep sections. Family friendly: Up to Vindhovden: yes. Rest of trip: Suitable for children aged 12+. How to get there: From Voss, follow Rv 13 towards Granvin. Enter the long Vallaviktunnel. Follow signs towards Ulvik in the roundabout. After exiting the tunnel, exit right onto Fv 302 along the fjord towards Tjoflot. Approximately 1hr drive total, partially on a scenic route. Meeting point: At the parking area near Tjoflot, no later than 9 a.m. Please remember to pay the parking fee of NOK 30,- (cash only). Transport service: Yes, but limited. Please ask about a pick-up and transport service upon booking. An additional cost of NOK 100,- will apply. Price: NOK 590,- per person.

Round trip to Gråsidetoppen: A Voss Panorama

Travellers visiting Voss will sooner or later have their eyes drawn south towards the line of snowy mountains overlooking Vangsvatnet. This beautiful line of  mountains hints at what contrasts the wild nature around Voss has to offer: harsh mountains with eternal snow, framed by forested hills, bubbling streams and old, charming mountain farms.  On this trip we explore these contrasts, enjoing a round trip that also gives us a superb view of Voss and its surroundings. We follow a path rarely used towards Gråsidetoppen, 1307 metres above sea level. On our way down we visit the inviting, self-catered cabin called Roset. If you are looking for a varied, beatiful and demanding trip through the Voss mountains, this is it!   Trip outline: We start from Hindartveit, a small, idyllic farm in the forested hills overlooking Voss. Following a gravel road towards Smågiljane, we gradually weave our way into the lush mountain forest. Pathfinding is difficult in this area, so trusting local expertise is crucial. We gain the terrain feature known as Rapjahalsen and continue up into Ulvaskaret («wolf’s col»). From here, a wild mountain scenery of snow patches, lakes and rock opens up in front of us. It is not uncommon to observe wild animals such as reindeer in this area. We now head east across Gråsidetoppen (1307), taking in the marvellous view of our surroundings. From our elevated position, Voss appears small, nestled between big mountains. Further east we gain the marked path towards the lovely self-catered cabin at Roset. After a rest, we follow the path back down to our cars.   Physical requirements: This trip is suitable for healthy, fit people with some previous mountain hiking experience.   Necessary equipment: Sturdy hiking shoes or hiking boots, waterproof clothing (shell layer), an extra shirt, an extra sweater, beanie or knit cap, gloves/mittens, sunglasses, sun lotion and and at least 1 litre of water. Trekking poles are recommended.   Trip details: Estimated distance: 17 km. Total ascent: 900 meters. Estimated duration: 8-9 hours, including breaks. Trip grading: Strenous. Some steep sections. Some snow fields. Exposed to inclement weather. Family friendly: Not suitable for children. How to get there: From Voss, follow signs towards Gjernes (Gjernesvegen), past Bordalsgjelet (bridge). After another 500 meters, exit left towards Gjelle. A winding road takes you to the farm called Gjelle. Continue for 300 metres, then exit right on a gravel road towards Hindartveit. Around 10-12 minutes drive in total. Remember to pay the parking fee. Meeting point: Near Hindartveit, no later than 8.30 a.m. Transport service: Yes, but limited. Please ask about a pick-up and transport service upon booking. An additional cost of NOK 100,- will apply. Price: NOK 690,- per person.

Skredkurs for tindekvindene i Bergen

Vinteren er nær. Klart vi ser fram til herlege skiturar i urørd snø! Men har du kunnskapen som trengst for å ta deg trygt fram i fjellet? Veit du korleis du bergar turkompisen frå eit snøskred? Dette kurset er spesielt tilpassa damer med interesse for toppturar og friske nedkøyringar. Dette skredkurset er ein glimrande måte å kombinere flotte skiturar med nyttig læring.    Kursinnhald Dette kurset tek sikte på å gjøre deg i stand til å ivareta eigen sikkerhet på toppturarar i fjellet. Kursinnhaldet blir tilpassa gruppa sine ønsker og forkunnskapar. Det aller meste av kurset foregår ute i fjellet, med vekt på praktiske øvingar og aktiv deltaking. På kurset får du vore på toppturar i flotte Vossafjell.  ​ Nokre aktuelle kursmoment:  - Korleis nytte RegObs, varsom.no og andre nettbaserte hjelpemiddel? - Turplanlegging og førebuing til topptur. - Modellar for beslutningstaking i skredterreng. Beslutningsfeller. - Terrengklassar, brattleiksvurdering og terrengfeller på kartet og i praksis. - Skredproblem i teori og praksis. Korleis fange opp alarmteikn frå naturen? - Snøkjennskap. Grunnleggande forståing av lagdeling og svake lag i snødekket.  - Evaluering av toppturen. Kva lærde du? - Mønster for skikøyring - skikompis. Kommunikasjon, linjeval og trygge stoppestader.  - Søk etter skredtekne med utgraving og grunnleggande fyrstehjelp. ​ Meir detaljert informasjon om kurset vert sendt til deltakarane nokre dagar før kurset starter.  ​ Krav til deltakarar Som eit minimum må du ha erfaring frå nokre skiturar og/eller skikøyring utanfor preparerte løyper. Du må kunne kle deg for skiturar i høgfjellet. Du må kunne ta deg fram på ski under vekslande vær- og snøtilhøve med sekk på ryggen, både opp og ned.  ​ Naudsynt turutstyr Toppturski (Rando eller Telemark) med feller. Vind- og vanntett bukse og jakke med god hette, ullundertøy, ekstra ulltrøye, varm lue, hanskar/vottar, tjukk varmejakke. Alle går med skredutstyr (spade, søkestong og sendar/mottakar). Hugs skibriller og/eller solbriller, lunsjmat og drikke. Skredutstyr kan lånast av Wild Voss utan ekstra kostnad. Skiutstyr kan leigast i Voss Resort eller i Myrkdalen. ​ Praktisk gjennomføring Kurset startar med ein kveldssamling fredag kveld kl 18.00. Vi møtast i våre lokaler på Tre Brør Kafé på Voss, eller på ein nærare bestemt stad som passar for gruppa. På møtet gjennomgår vi kursplanen, avklarar forventningar og gjennomgår grunnleggjande skredlære. Vi planlegg ôg turen neste dag.  ​ Laurdag og sundag er vi i hovudsak ute på tur. Fjella kring Voss har mange ruter og områder som er godt eigna på kurs. Val av område heng saman gruppas ønsker og kva vêret og forholda tillet. Både laurdag og sundag evaluerer vi turen vi har gjort, med tanke på å lære mest mogeleg. ​ Kurset avsluttast sundag kveld innan kl 17.00. Alle får kursbevis.  ​ Deltakarane organiserer sjølv transport, overnatting og alle måltid undervegs på kurset.   Prisar og vilkår Kurset kostar kr 3000 per person. Dette er ein spesialpris for Tindekvindene i Bergen. Prisen dekker arrangøren sitt forarbeid, deltaking på kurs med kvalifisert instruktør i to heile dagar og to kveldar, alt naudsynt kursmateriell og leige av spade, søkestong og elektronisk sendar/mottakar (S/M). ​ Påmelding skjer via vårt bookingsystem ved å trykke knappen "Kjøp plass på tur nå".  ​ Kostnader til mat, overnatting og transport kjem i tillegg og organiserast av deltakarane sjølve. ​ Les om våre standard vilkår for påmelding og betaling her.  ​   Spørsmål For spørsmål om kursinnhold, utstyr og praktisk gjennomføring, send epost til Øystein i Wild Voss: post@wildvoss.noeller ring på 93484041 .   ​ For spørsmål om transport, overnatting, måltid og sosiale rammer - send epost til Gry Offernes: goff@equinor.com  eller ring 48192211.

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Snowshoeing and stargazing near Voss Resort

Snowshoes allow you to wander easily through deep snow and enjoy the winter landscape. When Voss Resort is open for evening skiing, we make use of the chair lift to enjoy a unique evening walk on snowshoes. Stepping off the chairlift, we find ourselves within reach of some really lovely mountain terrain. Join our guide on a round trip on top of mount Hanguren, away from the lighted, groomed pistes.   ​ Trip outline Snowshoes allow you to wander easily through deep snow and enjoy the winter landscape. When Voss Resort is open for evening skiing, we make use of the chair lift to enjoy a unique evening walk on snowshoes. Stepping off the chairlift, we find ourselves within reach of lovely mountain terrain. Join our guide on a round trip on top of mount Hanguren, away from the lighted, groomed pistes.   This evening trip gives you the chance to feel the what it’s like to be out in the dark winter mountains. On a clear night, the starry skies will spread out wide above our heads, adding mystery and beauty to our surroundings. This is a non-technical and family-friendly experience in the snow. If you are the playful type, you’ll cherish the opportunity to play around in the snow, dig a cave, slide down small cliffs, climb trees or follow grouse tracks. During a typical trip, your guide will make sure you learn basic skills for safe travel in winter, introduce you to both nature and local culture and make sure you feel comfortable. Your head lamp will light up your surroundings, allowing for safe travel even in the dark.   Meet your guide outside the ticket office at Voss Resort in the afternoon. Your guide will help you gear up with proper clothes, a head lamp and snowshoeing equipment. We use the chair lift to reach the starting point of our snowshoeing trip, at the very top of mount Hanguren. The weather can be windy up here, so you’ll soon appreciate the extra layers of clothing.   We locate a suitable place for a rest, build a bonfire and enjoy hot drinks and a bite to eat. We use the heat of the flames to prepare our meal. Here’s an opportunity for you to learn what it takes to make a bonfire of your own. If the weather is bad, we’ll all join forces and build an improvised shelter to keep us dry and out of the wind. You'll find that the time spent around the bonfire provides a good opportunity for contemplation and leaving the civilised world behind for a few moments.   ​We return to the ski resort before closing time and use the chair lift to get back down. An exhilirating experience in itself!    Season and availability These snowshoeing trips are run when Voss Resort is open for evening skiing. Join us on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays between 4 p.m to 8 p.m from December 20 – March 15.   Physical requirements This is a non-technical and family-friendly experience in the snow. This trip is suitable for healthy people who would like to spend some time out in the snow. This trip takes you through mountain terrain, where the weather could get cold and windy. No prior hiking experience is needed. The return ride on the chair lift could feel stressful if you are afraid of heights.   Practical details ​Meet outside the ticket office at Voss Resort Bavallen at 3.30 p.m. Having a private car is preferable. Parking at Voss Resort is free. You could call a taxi +47 56 51 13 40.  We are happy to help you organise transportation.  ​ We are back at the car park no later than 8.30 p.m. ​​ You are free to use your own clothes, as long as it is considered adequate by your guide prior to departure. ​​ Clothing and equipment Please wear warm clothes on this trip, such as: Woolen thermals (long underwear). Warm woolen socks. Wind- and waterproof clothing (shell layer). Warm, waterproof winter boots.  Beanie or knit cap. Gloves or mittens. ​ ​​​Prices and terms The price for adults is NOK 1350 per person. The price for children aged 8-14 is NOK 890 per person. Minimum age is 8 years old. Special prices for families.    Group sizes: 1-10 participants.  ​ Included in the price: An experienced guide during your trip. A light meal of locally crafted food, including hot drinks – prepared on a bonfire. Snowshoes, ski poles, headlamp and snow goggles. Unlimited access to warm clothing such as mittens, beanies, woolen sweaters, woolen socks. All necessary safety equipment. Lift tickets.   Not included in the price:  Transport services are not included, but can be arranged on request. Additional costs will apply.  ​ By booking this trip, you acknowledge that you have read and agreed upon our Terms of service and Risk and liability statement. ​ Note on responsible travel and sustainability Wild Voss make a continuous effort in reducing the ecological impact of our trips and activities. We aim to follow the latest GSTC criteria for sustainable travel. As a participant on one of our trips, you should know the following: We follow the Leave No Trace principles. We make use of zero-emission infrastructure whenever possible.  Our trips are on foot, skis or snowshoes, causing no emissions and limiting the impact on nature and eco systems. Our guide will share knowledge about local culture, sites we visit and local customs. We support responsible local businesses. Your guide will advocate low-impact travel and raise the participants’ awareness of local wildlife. We abide by laws and regulations concerning travel in free nature and cultural landscape. We seek to minimize waste, and choose products and packaging with long life spans.   For reservations, questions or inquiries Please call Øystein on +47 93484041 or email us at post@wildvoss.no  . 

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Snowshoeing in Raundalen

Would you like to walk through a forest blanketed by deep snow? Or perhaps enjoy the stillness of free nature during its long winter sleep? Our guided snowshoeing trip to Raundalen is a good way for you to get a real winter experience without the need of skis. This is a non-technical and family-friendly experience in the snow, surrounded by impressive, wild nature.   Trip description Raundalen is a secluded valley featuring wild and unspoilt mountain nature. The beautiful Raundalen River winds its way through narrow gorges and forested marshlands. Snowy mountains with steep hillsides frame the valley on both sides. Deer, elks and other wild animals can be spotted, if we are lucky. The railway line between Bergen and Oslo runs through this valley, allowing for practical and emission-free access. During a typical day out, your guide will make sure you learn basic skills for safe travel in winter, introduce you to both nature and local culture and make sure you feel comfortable at all times.   At our lunch spot for the day, we build a bonfire together and enjoy something hot to drink and a bite to eat. Here’s an opportunity for you to learn what it takes to make a bonfire of your own.  We use the heat of the flames to prepare our meal. If the weather is bad, we’ll join forces and build an improvised shelter to keep us dry and out of the wind. You'll find that the time spent near the bonfire provides a good opportunity for contemplation and leaving the civilised world behind for a few moments.    Season and availability Trips are run daily on request from 13 December 2019 to 14 April 2020.   ​Practical details ​Please meet outside the café called Tre Brør near the town square of Voss at 10.00 a.m. We meet and greet and go through our equipment and clothing. Afterwards we drive to our starting point near the settlement called Skiple in Raundalen valley.  We return to Voss sometime between 3 p.m and 4.30 p.m, depending on the group's preferences.   On this trip it is also possible to use trains to get to and from our starting point. We will discuss various means of transportation with the participants prior to departure.     ​ You are free to use your own clothes, as long as they are considered adequate by your guide. ​ Physical requirements This is a non-technical and family-friendly excursion. This trip is suitable for healthy people who would like to spend some time in peaceful, unspoilt nature. This trip takes you through woodland terrain, which means we are normally sheltered from strong winds and inclement weather. No prior hiking or skiing experience is required.   Clothing and equipment Please wear warm clothes on this trip, such as: Woolen thermals (long underwear). Warm woolen socks. Wind- and waterproof clothing (shell layer). Warm and waterproof winter boots.  Beanie or knit cap. Gloves or mittens.   A small rucksack, sunglasses, a water bottle and a snack or a sandwich is also useful. ​ ​​ ​Prices and terms The price for adults is NOK 1490 per person. The price for children aged 8-14 is NOK 990 per person. Minimum age is 8 years old. Special prices for families. Group sizes: 1-10 participants.  ​ Included in the price: An experienced guide during your trip. A light meal of locally crafted food, including hot drinks – prepared on a bonfire. Snowshoes and ski poles. Unlimited access to warm clothing such as mittens, beanies, woolen sweaters, woolen socks. All necessary safety equipment. Transportation to and from the starting point in Raundalen.  Not included in the price:  ​ By booking this trip, you acknowledge that you have read and agreed with our Terms of service and Risk and liability statement. ​ ​​ ​Note on responsible travel and sustainability Wild Voss make a continuous effort in reducing the ecological impact of our trips and activities. We aim to follow the latest GSTC criteria for sustainable travel. As a participant on one of our trips, you should know the following: We follow the Leave No Trace principles. We make use of zero-emission infrastructure whenever possible.  Our trips are on foot, skis or snowshoes, causing no emissions and limiting the impact on nature and eco systems. Our guide will share knowledge about local culture, sites we visit and local customs. We support responsible local businesses. Your guide will advocate low-impact travel and raise the participants’ awareness of local wildlife. We abide by laws and regulations concerning travel in free nature and cultural landscape. We seek to minimize waste, and choose products and packaging with long life spans.   For reservations, questions or inquiries Please call Øystein on +47 93484041 or email us at post@wildvoss.no  .   

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Snowshoeing on Hanguren

Snowshoes allow you to wander easily through deep snow and enjoy the winter landscape. Join our guide on a round trip on top of mount Hanguren, just outside the groomed pistes of Voss Resort. Stepping off the chairlift, we find ourselves within reach of some really lovely mountain terrain with an excellent view of the area.   Trip description This trip is a good way for you to get a real winter experience without using skis. This is a non-technical and family-friendly experience in the snow. If you are the playful type, you’ll cherish the opportunity to play around in the snow, dig a cave, slide down small cliffs, climb trees or follow grouse tracks. During a typical day out, your guide will make sure you learn basic skills for safe travel in winter, introduce you to both nature and local culture and make sure you feel comfortable at all times.  ​Meet your guide outside the ticket office at Voss Resort in the morning. Your guide will help you gear up with proper clothes and snowshoeing equipment. We use the chair lift to reach the starting point of our snowshoeing trip, at the very top of mount Hanguren. The weather can be windy up here, so you’ll soon appreciate the extra layers of clothing.   At our lunch spot for the day, we build a bonfire and enjoy hot drinks and a bite to eat. We use the heat of the flames to prepare our meal. Here’s an opportunity for you to learn what it takes to make a bonfire of your own. If the weather is bad, we’ll all join forces and build an improvised shelter to keep us dry and out of the wind. You'll find that the time spent around the bonfire provides a good opportunity for contemplation and leaving the civilised world behind for a few moments. We return to the ski resort and use the chair lift to get back down. An exhilirating experience in itself! Return your equipment and use a free bus service to get back to Voss station. ​   Season and availability Trips are run daily as long as the lifts in Voss Resort are open. The 2020 season starts on 13 December 2019 and ends on 20 April 2020.    ​Practical details ​Please meet outside the ticket office at Voss Resort Bavallen 10.15 a.m. A free bus shuttle to Voss Resort departs Voss railway station every morning at 9.10 a.m or at 10 a.m. The Voss Resort shuttle bus corresponds with trains arriving from Bergen. We return to Voss train station by the free bus shuttle at 2 p.m, 3 p.m or 4 p.m. You are free to use your own clothes, as long as it is considered adequate by your guide prior to departure. ​ Physical requirements This is a non-technical and family-friendly experience in the snow. This trip is suitable for healthy people who would like to spend some time out in the snow. This trip takes you through mountain terrain, where the weather could get cold and windy. No prior hiking experience is needed. The return ride on the chair lift could feel stressful if you are afraid of heights.   Clothing and equipment Please wear warm clothes on this trip, such as: Woolen thermals (long underwear). Warm woolen socks. Wind- and waterproof clothing (shell layer). Warm, waterproof winter boots. Beanie or knit cap. Gloves or mittens Please also bring a small rucksack (20 litres), sunglasses (in spring), a water bottle and some snacks. A small rucksack, sunglasses, a water bottle and a snack is also useful. ​ ​​ ​Prices and terms The price for adults is NOK 1490 per person. The price for children aged 8-14 is NOK 990 per person. Minimum age is 8 years old. Group sizes: 1-10 participants. Groups of more than five earn a 20% group discount. ​ Included in the price: An experienced guide during your trip. A light meal of locally crafted food, including hot drinks – prepared on a bonfire. Snowshoes, ski poles, goggles. Unlimited access to warm clothing such as mittens, beanies, woolen sweaters, woolen socks, thermals. All necessary safety equipment. Lift tickets. Not included in the price:  External transport services are not included, but can be arranged upon request. Additional costs will apply. ​​ ​ By booking this trip, you acknowledge that you have read and agreed with our Terms of service and Risk and liability statement. ​ ​​ ​Note on responsible travel and sustainability Wild Voss make a continuous effort in reducing the ecological impact of our trips and activities. We aim to follow the latest GSTC criteria for sustainable travel. As a participant on one of our trips, you should know the following: We follow the Leave No Trace principles. We make use of zero-emission infrastructure whenever possible.  Our trips are on foot, skis or snowshoes, causing no emissions and limiting the impact on nature and eco systems. Our guide will share knowledge about local culture, sites we visit and local customs. We support responsible local businesses. Your guide will advocate low-impact travel and raise the participants’ awareness of local wildlife. We abide by laws and regulations concerning travel in free nature and cultural landscape. We seek to minimize waste, and choose products and packaging with long life spans.   For reservations, questions or inquiries Please call Øystein on +47 93484041 or email us at post@wildvoss.no  .   

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The viking trail - Sverrestigen

Join us on a challenging hike through historic scenery. During the late fall of 1177, Sverre Sigurdsson and his army of Birkebeiner rebels were fleeing eastwards from Voss. They had been forced to retreat by an army of angry farmers. Outnumbered and hard pressed, Sverre and his men had to escape into Raundalen by climbing a steep hillside. With a guide from Wild Voss at your side, you get to reenact this dramatic event.   ​ ​ Trip outline. Raundalen is a 25 kilometer long valley that stretches from the landmark of Rastalii, all the way to Upsete. Thanks to its wild nature and fascinating history, Raundalen is the perfect valley for hiking. A rare gem, just a few minutes out of Voss! ​ Sverrestigen is one of the most remarkable trails in Raundalen. The trail starts close to Rastalii, the deep gorge that shapes an impressive entrance gate to the valley. Our hike starts right here, in this wild and impressive location. From here we follow in the footsteps of the Viking king named Sverre Sigurdsson!   Some 840 years ago, in late October 1177, Sverre Sigurdsson approached Voss from the east. He was the leader of the Birkebeiner-rebels based in eastern Norway. Supported by an army of seasoned fighters, Sverre was on his way to Bjørgvin (Bergen). He was campaigning for the throne, and had many enemies. Unexpectedly, Sverre and his men were stopped near Voss by an army of farmers assembled from the nearby villages. King Sverre, outnumbered, was engaged in battle and forced to escape back the way he came. The farmers had blocked the normal passage east. Instead, Sverre and his army were forced to climb past a steep and exposed cliff section near the mouth of the valley called Raundalen. This route still holds the name «Sverre’s path» (Sverrestigen).   We make it to the starting point of our hike by catching the train to Klyve, just a couple of stops out of Voss. From Klyve we quickly reach the start of Sverrestigen. The trail is steep and exposed, and can be impressive (we can choose another trail in case the conditions become too difficult). The trails leads us to Klyvsnolten (730 m), at the top of Rastalii.   Before we continue on the ridge, we stop for a lunch break and enjoy the unique panorama of all the mountains of Voss. The next stage brings us to Fjossstølen, a typical mountain-farm area. There we meet the old Raundal trail, and follow it down through the forest to Klyve. The local farmers had blocked this very trail back in 1177. We can thus enjoy both perspectives of this episode of the Norwegian History.   After a nice walk downhill, we land on the modern Raundal road, and take the train back to Voss. ​ ​ Reasons to go This trip combines spectacular nature with an exciting history, allowing for an authentic experience through the wild nature of Raundalen. If conditions don't allow for an ascent of the steep Sverrestigen route, we still get to enjoy a lovely hike through lush forests away from the crowds. ​ We have guides speaking English, French, German, Spanish and Italian. Please let us know if you have language preferences, and we’ll try to accommodate you. ​ ​ Season and availability Daily departures from Mai 10 to October 20.  ​ During the busiest weeks of summer, we might not have available guides every day. Please don’t hesitate to send us an email if it looks like the trip is unavailable online. We’ll try to find a solution for you. ​ ​ ​Physical requirements ​ Sverrestigen is a steep and exposed route with few in-place safety installations. Our guide brings all the necessary safety equipment, such as a rope. Participants should not have a fear of heights, and should have some hiking experience from rugged terrain. In wet or slippery conditions, we will follow a less exposed rote to the top.    Easier variations are possible, and will be less demanding.      ​ ​ Necessary equipment On this hike you will need the following equipment: ​ Sturdy hiking shoes or hiking boots. Waterproof clothing (shell layer). Small rucksack (20 litres). An extra t-shirt and an extra sweater. Beanie or a cap. Sunglasses and sun lotion Some snacks or packed lunch and a water bottle. Trekking poles are recommended. ​ ​​ Meeting point and practical details This trip is easy to combine with a stay in Bergen. If you arrive Voss by the train departing Bergen 8.39 on the day of departure, we’ll meet at Voss station at 9.55 a.m. We get back on the same train, which will then take us to our starting point. Travel time by train from Voss to our starting point at Kløve is approximately 10 minutes.   If you’re already stationed in Voss, we’ll meet outside our office at Tre Brør Café near the town square at 9.30 a.m.   We’ll be back in Voss around  3.30 p.m. The hike takes around 4-5 hours, depending on route variation. ​ ​ Prices and terms The price for adults is NOK 1150 per person. The price for children aged 9-14 is NOK 650 per person. Minimum age is 9 years old.   Group sizes: 1-10 participants. Groups of more than five earn a 20% group discount. ​ Included in the price: An experienced, multilingual guide during your trip. A light meal of locally crafted food, including hot drinks – prepared on a stove. All necessary safety equipment. Access to extra clothing and trekking poles free of charge. Transportation from Voss to the starting point and back to Voss.   Not included in the price:  Transportation into and out of Voss.  ​ By booking this trip, you acknowledge that you have read and agreed upon our Terms of service and Risk and liability statement.   ​ ​ A note on responsible travel and sustainability Wild Voss make a continuous effort in reducing the ecological impact of our trips and activities. We aim to follow the latest GSTC criteria for sustainable travel. As a participant on one of our trips, you should know the following: ​ We follow the Leave No Trace principles. We make use of zero-emission infrastructure whenever possible.  Our trips are on foot, skis or snowshoes, causing no emissions and limiting the impact on nature and eco systems. Our guide will share knowledge about local culture, sites we visit and local customs. We support responsible local businesses. Your guide will advocate low-impact travel and raise the participants’ awareness of local wildlife. We abide by laws and regulations concerning travel in free nature and cultural landscape. We seek to minimize waste, and choose products and packaging with long life spans.   ​ Reservations, questions or inquiries Please call Øystein on +47 93484041 or email us at post@wildvoss.no .  ​ ​ Sverrestigen trip details Estimated total distance: 9 km. Estimated hiking duration: 4-5 hours, including breaks. Total ascent: 600 meters. Trip grading: Moderate to difficult, depending on route variation.   Family friendly: Yes, suitable for kids aged 9 and above.

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