Bordalsgjelet ice gorge hike

Are you pressed on time – but would still like to experience a memorable winter excursion near Voss? Then this trip is for you! Our guided hike to the spectacular river gorge called Bordalsgjelet takes around 3 hours, and can be booked every day during the winter season.

Meet your guide at our office above Tre Brør Café, near the town square of Voss. After making sure you are properly clothed, we start our hike towards Bordalsgjelet.

Our trip takes you through the town centre of Voss, passes the lake called Vangsvatnet and right to where the river coming out of Bordalen valley has carved out an impressively deep gorge. The terraced walkways with fenced-in viewpoints allow us to get a closer look at the potholes and the masses of ice that usually drape the sides of the gorge during winter. Quite breathtaking!

Our experienced guide makes sure your trip will become a learning experience for you. During the duration of the trip, you’ll learn about topics such as geology, cultural history and what it’s like to live here in Voss.
This is an easy trip, suitable for most ages and fitness levels. We will maintain a slow pace, keep together and take several breaks to get to know each other and our surroundings. You should still be dressed and prepared for cold winds, icy conditons, and even rain or snow. We will equip you with trekking poles and hiking crampons if the conditions are icy. The trip ends back at the starting point.

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.



Visit to the spectacular gorge called Bordalsgjelet - in winter
Enjoy a short, easy winter hike near the town of Voss. 
Learn about the local culture, history and the making of the gorge.