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Top itineraries and travel advice in and around Voss
Voss is best known for its extreme sports and adventure activities, including its annual extreme sports festival, Ekstremsportveko. It’s conveniently located just one hour from Bergen on the Bergen-Oslo railway and has two major ski facilities to get you on the mountain. The new Voss gondola will take you up to the peaks for skiing or hiking, or to just check out the view from the restaurant. 

Previous kimkim travelers have river surfed along the Bulken River or taken a guided whitewater rafting trip. If you’d rather stay dry, follow a local guide along the mountains to find the best routes, such as the Bordalsgjeldet hike.
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Hike and camp with views of Lake Ringedalsvatnet
Hardangerfjord Road Trip - 6 Days

This adventure in western Norway encompasses a slew of outdoor activities for ambitious types who want to experience as much summer fun as they can fit in under a week. Starting in Bergen, you'll drive through some of the country's most spectacular scenery as you make your way towards Trolltunga, Ullensvang, and Voss for hiking, rafting, and even a night of camping in the great outdoors with a private guide.

Spend several days in Balestrand with the whole family enjoying hiking and fishing
Map of Family Active Adventure in Southern Norway - 15 Days
Family Active Adventure in Southern Norway - 15 Days

Perfect for summertime, this epic Norway adventure is ideal for adults and families with little ones aged five and up. It starts in Oslo, where you can hit cultural attractions in the nation's capital. From here, pick up a rental car and meander along the Oslofjord to get to a national park with swimming beaches. Then take the crew and head to Voss, a mountain town known for adrenaline sports (and a new gondola), before finishing in Balestrand with hiking, deep-sea fishing, and ferry trips through the longest fjord in Norway.

Glimpse summer scenes on the fjords near Bergen on the Norway portion of your Scandinavian road trip
Map of Scandinavian Saga: Iceland & Norway Summer Road Trip - 14 Days
Scandinavian Saga: Iceland & Norway Summer Road Trip - 14 Days

Get behind the wheel for two weeks of road-tripping around Iceland and Norway. There's just enough time to hit the highlights, beginning with a drive around half of Iceland, where you'll stop at towering waterfalls, spouting geysers, volcanic beaches, glacial lagoons, and relaxing hot springs. Then, travel around the UNESCO-listed Fjordland of western Norway, visiting historic cities like Bergen, hiking up soaring mountains, enjoying boat rides across glassy fjords, and much more.

A stunning fjord view near Aurland
Map of Norwegian Nature & Culture: Oslo, Bergen & Western Fjords & Mountains - 14 Days
Norwegian Nature & Culture: Oslo, Bergen & Western Fjords & Mountains - 14 Days

Experience Scandinavian culture and dramatic landscapes at a slower pace on this two-week adventure. You'll start in Norway's charming capital, known for its architecture, museums, trendy restaurants, and cafés. Next, head into the fjords to see some of the most beautiful scenery in the country from above in the mountains and and below on the sea, with hikes, boat tours, and more. You'll end on the colorful and historic wharves of Bergen.

Paddle an inflatable canoe on the Raundal River near Voss
Map of Southern Norway Active Adventure - 15 Days
Southern Norway Active Adventure - 15 Days

Perfect for sporty travelers, this summertime tour is an excellent and healthy way to experience Norway's stunning scenery. The trip starts in Oslo, where you'll warm up with a walk around the nation's capital. Next, travel west to Flåm and Bergen and pick up your car for a series of scenic activities like zip lining, biking, canoeing, kayaking, and hiking. Finish the adventure with a ferry ride through a UNESCO-listed fjord before looping back to Oslo for one last night on the town.

Hike, bike, raft, and kayak your way to some of Norway's most spectacular views on this 16-day adventure
Map of Active Adventure in Southern Norway - 16 Days
Active Adventure in Southern Norway - 16 Days

Outdoor enthusiasts will find adventure at every turn on this rugged 16-day journey through southern Norway. Beginning and ending in Oslo, you'll hike through national parks around Geilo, take a speedboat safari through the stunning Aurlandsfjord, brave the whitewater rapids of Voss, and ride cable cars up to Bergen's famous peaks. After tackling the epic trek to the Trolltunga rock outside of Odda, savor one last glimpse of the fjord scenery as you put your feet up on the Flåm Railway journey back to Oslo.

Your trip kicks off at a luxurious country estate near Nes (photo courtesy of Herregården Hoel) 
Map of Luxury Scenic Drive Through Rural Norway - 10 Days
Luxury Scenic Drive Through Rural Norway - 10 Days

Get behind the wheel to experience Norway's bucolic beauty with a luxurious twist. Over 10 packed days, you'll drive to some of the most charming villages in the nation's rural south, where boutique hotels, farm-to-table cuisine, and private excursions await. Then you're off toward the western fjords, where you'll hike to waterfalls, kayak down rivers, and learn to fly fish. Finish up amid the UNESCO-listed waterfront in Bergen, known for its colorful buildings dating to the days of the Hanseatic League.

Take a challenging hike to Preikestolen, or Pulpit Rock, above the Lysefjord
Map of Ultimate Fjord Road Trip: Lysefjord, Bergen, Voss, Aurland & Oslo - 10 Days
Ultimate Fjord Road Trip: Lysefjord, Bergen, Voss, Aurland & Oslo - 10 Days

Stop dreaming of the fjords and experience them for yourself with this 10-day Norway road trip. Survey them from above on the famous Pulpit Rock hike, then explore from the seafaring city of Bergen. Tackle mountaintop hikes near the town of Voss before you cruise or kayak through the narrow Nærøyfjord, cycle alongside the scenic Flåm Railway, and visit one of the world's oldest stave churches. End your trip in Oslo, where world-class museums and hip cafés and boutiques await.

Spend a few nights relaxing in the fjords between Oslo and Bergen
Map of Oslo, Bergen & Alta Winter Tour - 12 Days
Oslo, Bergen & Alta Winter Tour - 12 Days

This 12-day itinerary is ideal for travelers who prefer to skip the peak-season crowds. The adventure kicks off in Norway's up-and-coming capital where you'll explore Oslo's best neighborhoods on your own and with a local guide. From here, travel by train, ferry, and bus to get to Bergen with a peaceful two-night stay in Aurland along the way. After exploring Bergen's museums, Christmas markets,  and nearby fjords, you'll fly above the Arctic Circle to sled with huskies and hunt for the Northern Lights.

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