Meet a Hostel: Voss Hostel

Are you interested in the outdoors? Keen on trying new adventurous sports whilst getting to know people from all over? Then beautiful Voss, known as THE place to be for extreme sports enthusiasts in Norway, and Voss Hostel might be the right place for you…

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Canoeing at Vangsvatnet, Voss Hostel in the background

Once a year in the end of June, the Extreme Sports Week (Ekstremsportveko) is held in Voss. Here you can try all sorts of actvities for the adventorous soul, such as a wind tunnell, paragliding, hanggliding or white water rafting. Voss is also a really nice little town with cafes and shops. There are good train connections with the train both to Bergen (1,5 hours) and Oslo (5 hours). The train ride between Oslo and Voss is worth the ticket, we promise!

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One of our volunteers out hiking with guests

Voss Hostel is located on the shore of the picturesque Vangsvatnet, close to the centre of Voss. Here, you have the option of renting canoes, bikes, or hiking to great spots in the area. Or perhaps a dip in the water before breakfast is somehing for you?

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Voss Hostel AND Northern Lights! Can it get any better? Picture: Terje Nesttun

The hostel is also located next to a great organic farm, the Finnegarden, where the hostel gets many ingredients from for its famous breakfast buffet. Locally produced, organic vegetables and fruits that taste just as good as they do when they have riped in the long, light summer nights of the Norwegian fjords.

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Organic breakfast buffet at Voss Hostel

At Voss Hostel, the enthusiastic and friendly staff will welcome you that are a solo traveller, a family, a group of friends or a school group. The hostel has many different room types and common rooms to fit all needs.

PS: After staying in Voss, you might want to visit its neighbour hostels Flåm Hostel and Bergen Montana Hostel – both in great locations!

 

article written by Ragna Skøien

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