Voss Resort Guide

Insider tips from our team

Voss is a resort we love to visit whenever we’re in Norway, and we regularly do! When you’re not progressing on the varied terrain, the vibrant town will keep the whole family entertained with a wonderful selection of restaurants, bars, games arcade and one of Europe's most popular wine cellars. Here’s everything you need to know about Voss.

Where to Ski in Voss

Although the 40km ski area is compact, there’s something for every ability. The Voss Gondol conveniently whisks you from the railway station to the Hangurstoppen station in under ten minutes. To add to the convenience, this is where the ski rental shop and ski school meeting point is.

Our favourite runs

Beginners - Voss excels in offering beginners long, open space to practise their turns without having the fun cut short by typical stubby beginner runs. From the Hangurstoppen it’s possible to ski the linked green runs of Vossatassen back down to the bottom of the Bavallen area. The views are magnificent, and the journey is gentle without too many sharp turns.

Intermediates - The Slettafjell T-bar opens up a whole playground for confident skiers and riders. Hit the kickers in the park or set your pulse racing by carving down the Tealøypa.

Advanced - One of the longest and most challenging runs on the mountain is the Storslalåmløypa. A gigantic slalom course spanning from the top of the Hangurstoppen to the bottom of the Bavallen area.

Where to Stay in Voss

The 4* Fleischer's Hotel is a family run property bursting with character and sits at the foot of a modern gondola (think lift-in lift-out access) allowing you to be whisked up to Mount Hanguren peak in under nine minutes. Everything you need is on-site or just a short distance from the hotel, including bars, shops and restaurants, making this the ideal stop for anyone looking to enjoy skiing and town life. Voss train station is also right outside for a seamless transfer to check-in and check-out experience.

Fleischer's Hotel Winter Exterior
Fleischer’s Hotel was built in 1889 in the, then popular, Swiss style.

A three minute walk from the Fleischer’s Hotel is the 4* Scandic Voss. Equally as convenient, the accommodation is placed on the station platform and at the foot of the Voss Gondol. If you’re more comfortable in a modern hotel with contemporary styling that includes breakfast, this is the place for you.

Scandic Voss - Entrance with Gondola and Station
The Scandic Voss is seconds from the train station and Gondol

Where to Eat & Drink in Voss

Fuel up at breakfast

Breakfast certainly becomes the most important meal of the day when you’re preparing yourself for a morning on the slopes! Here are the best spots in Voss to grab a coffee, cooked breakfast or pastry.

The Scandic Voss - Whatever you’re in the mood for in the morning, you can find it here. The buffet-style cooked breakfast is a popular choice with guests, however, there’s a vast array of cereals, yoghurts and fresh fruit as a lighter alternative - the choice is yours!

Kringlo - If you’re staying at Fleischer’s Hotel, we recommend taking an early-morning stroll here to grab a coffee and a pastry whilst they’re warm.

Scandic Voss - Restaurant Buffet Breakfast
The continental breakfast at the Scandic Voss

On the mountain

Hangurstoppen Restaurant - Located at the top of Voss Gondol, it’s an ideal spot to take the weight off your feet and combine panoramic views of the mountain with a delicious lunch, made with local ingredients from several farms around Voss.

 Image Voss Gondola & Hangurstoppen Station © Norway Home Of Skiing / Jon Hunnålvatn
The spectacular views on display whilst you eat lunch

Evening dining

Park Hotel Vossevangen - Opposite the Scandic Voss is one of the most famous wine cellars in the world. The wine tasting is a must-do whilst you’re in the resort. We think the best way to try a selection of wines is by pairing them with a three-course meal at the Restaurant Elusé, which is also within the Park Hotel.

Alpino Pizzeria - You can’t go wrong with a classic mountain Pizzeria. Here you’ll find a hearty selection of pizzas that suit all budgets

Activities in Voss

Indoor skydiving - If you’ve ever wanted to fly but don’t fancy jumping out of a plane this is a fantastic experience! Full gear and teaching included, you’ll be soaring in no time.

Stalheim Folk Museum - This museum shows a timeline of the changes in rural Norway from the late middle ages to today. Located at the Stalheim Hotel, there are objects from both farm and manor house life.

Finnesloftet - A 15 minute walk from Voss town centre, this national monument, built in 1295, is Norway’s oldest wooden non-ecclesiastical building. The medieval banqueting hall is the only one of its kind still standing.

Voss Folkemuseum - A local museum showing the history of the area, including preserving the Mølstertunet farmstead with all its original buildings.

Indoor swimming pool - with slide, diving pool, sauna, and at weekends a floating obstacle course!

Flåm Railway

Take a day trip to the fjords and discover the Flåm Railway. This is one of Norway’s most visited tourist attractions and is easily accessible from Voss as a day trip. The train from Voss ascends to 1,300 metres taking you across the roof of Norway over the Hardangervidda, the largest mountain plateau in Europe and Norway’s largest national park.

You pass the Hardangerjøkulen glacier, which was filmed in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes back, before reaching the mountain station of Myrdal. From here you join the Flåm Railway - a technical masterpiece that twists 12.5 miles descending half a mile to the valley bottom through dramatic scenery, waterfalls and finally meeting Aurlandsfjord at the base of the Aurlandsdalen valley. This is known as Norway’s Grand Canyon, rich in nature and with breathtaking scenery - all in all, a must-do trip!

Flam Railway © Sverre F. Hjornevik
Views out the window of the Flam Railway © Sverre F. Hjornevik

Kids in Voss

Voss is perfectly suited for families and has three areas specifically dedicated to children.

Badnakrokjen - A great place to meet and play with other children flaunting a fantastic terrain for fun and games. You’ll find special activities and free ski races during weekends and across all school holidays. The ski races are free of charge and hosted on Saturdays and Sundays, from 1 pm (sign up before 12.45 pm).

Grebbesbakken - Located in Bavallen with a gentle slope, it’s the perfect place for children and beginners to get a comfortable introduction to skiing, allowing them to progress at their own pace. There’s a 50 metre ski carpet which is open every day and ideal for those with little experience.

Trollbakken - The newest family-friendly ski area in Voss Resort, located right in front of Hangurstoppen Restaurant and the end station for Voss Gondol. Trollbakken’s gentle slope and a 65 metre magic carpet make it a perfect area for the kids to learn skiing or snowboarding. To access the area, ride the gondola from Voss town centre or the Express lift from Bavallen. You’ll also find child-friendly ski races pop up throughout the season.

Voss becomes an extremely attractive destination for families, because children up to the age of six receive a free lift pass, helmet and ski rentals!

Ski School in Voss

The ski school and ski hire shop are based in the Bavallen area, which offers floodlit skiing on the slopes Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 15.30-20.00 and Fridays from 15:30-21:00. This area offers fantastic views overlooking the town of Voss.

Voss FAQs

Where is Voss?

Voss is located in the West of Norway, roughly two hours from Bergen Airport

How do you get to Voss from the UK?

The most popular airport to fly into Bergen from is Gatwick, however, there are also flights available from London Heathrow, Manchester, Newcastle and Aberdeen. From the airport, it's a 30 minute bus journey to the train station. The train route to Voss is a highlight in its own right. The journey is one hour and fifteen minutes of rolling past fjords, pine forests and dramatic rock formations as you wind through the countryside to the mountains.

What is the closest airport to Voss?

Bergen International Airport

When does Voss open for skiing?

The lifts usually open at the start of December.

When does the ski season end in Voss?

The season typically runs until late April.

How high is Voss?

Voss town sits just 54 metres above sea level and the highest accessible point on the mountain is 964 metres. This may not sound that high, but the cooler temperatures ensure Voss remains a snow-sure resort all season long.

What time zone is Voss?

Voss runs on Central European Time (CET, which means they are one hour ahead of the UK.

Do you need a car in Voss?

We don’t recommend hiring a car here. Everything within Voss’ town is within walking distance and the best route to the resort is via train.

How cold does it get in Voss?

The average temperature doesn’t drop below -7 degrees at the top of the mountain in the coldest months of January and February, whilst the town averages -5 degrees. Voss’ climate allows for a long season without compromising with high altitudes. As with any winter holiday, bringing the correct equipment will shield you from the cooler temperatures!

How dark does it get in Voss?

Norway is a large country and naturally, the further north you go, the shorter the days are. Voss is located in North West Norway, so even in the depths of winter, you’ll still have daytime skiing from 9am until 3pm. If that’s not enough for you, there’s night skiing available Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 15.30-20.00 and Fridays from 15:30-21:00.

Is Voss expensive?

The price for food in Voss is similar to other European ski resorts when you get on the mountain. But it’s worth noting the cost of alcoholic beverages across Norway is slightly higher than average.


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Resort Stats

December to May
Nearest airport
Flight time
2 hours
Direct flight
Transfer time
From 1 hour 15 minutes
Rail, transfer or car hire
3,100 ft
Vertical drop
2,910 ft
Avg snowfall
6 - 15 ft
Ski area
40 km
Ski lifts
20% advanced 55% intermediates 25% beginners