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Guided trip to the Bordalsgjelet gorge

A short, easy hike to one of Voss' wonders

Through the heart of Voss and along the lake Vangsvatnet

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.  

Trip outline.

Meet your guide at our office above Tre Brør Café, near the town square of Voss. There, we have some extra warm clothes we can lend you if necessary. Voss is a cold place in winter, especially when the wind is blowing across the lake.

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.

Season and availability

Trips are run daily on request from 1st December 2019 to 10th April 2020.

​Practical details​

Please meet outside the café called Tre Brør near the town square of Voss at 10.00 a.m. The hike takes about 3 hours and ends where it started.

 

This is the perfect hike to spice up your stay in Bergen: taking the 08:39 am train from Bergen to Voss, you will be right on time at our office!  

​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. You don’t need to be particularly fit. We will walk on easy terrain, mostly gravel roads and good trails.

You need to have appropriate shoes and be ready to walk on snow and ice in a cold weather.

Clothing and equipment

Please wear warm clothes on this trip, such as:

  • Good warm shoes or boots

  • Wind- and waterproof clothing (shell layer).

  • Woolen thermals (long underwear).

  • Warm woolen socks.

  • Walking poles can help, you can lend some from us.

  • Beanie or knit cap.

  • Gloves or mittens.

A small rucksack, sunglasses, a water bottle and a snack or sandwich is also useful.​

Prices and terms

The price for adults is NOK 750,- per person. The price for children aged 8-14 is NOK 550,- per person. Minimum age is 8 years old. Special prices for families.

 

Group sizes: 1-20 participants. From 12 participants and above, a second guide will be present.

Included in the price:

  •   An experienced local guide during your trip.

  •   A snack and hot chocolate.

  •   Hiking crampons, ski poles and a headlamp if necessary.

  •   Unlimited access to warm clothing such as mittens, beanies, woolen sweaters, woolen socks and thermals.

  •   All necessary safety equipment.

Not included in the price: 

Transport to Voss.

By booking this trip, you acknowledge that you have read and agreed with 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 .