Voss with its many rivers has excellent rafting opportunities. And the rainy weather that often appears in this part of Norway, is only a pro!
Whether you are a beginner or trained, Voss has got a river suitable for you! River water is cold! In summertime you may manage with a swimsuit, but I prefer to use wool under my wet suit.
Wet suit, shoes, life west and helmet is provided by your rafting center.
Stunning, elegant Viking babes :)
"The lady of Fleichers Hotel"
Wow, she was awesome. Looked great in her white outfit, ever so polite & well-mannered :)
She was certainly the highlight of the day.
Sorry, no photos for you, this one will have to be for my eyes only ;)
"Well located train station"
You can see the mountains in the background, and a fjord at the front.
I wandered out, and bought a lovely souvenir locally made out of local slate. The map of Norway is etched out in raised form, with a lovely inscription: 'Norway: Top of Europe'. Isn't that lovely?
"Getting there from the ferry stop by bus"
The route taken is very scenic, offering numerous photo opportunities.
This turned out to be a very fun thing to do, we that we took the train from Oslo to Myrdal with a lovely photo stop in Finse, then we took the Flamsbana to Flam. From there we took the most awe-inspiring ferry ride on one of the branches of Sognefjord. At the end of the two hour breathtaking excursion we disembarked to take the 50 minute bus ride to Voss.
From Voss, we took a train to bright, warm & sunny Bergen.
Voss is situated about 1 hour from Bergen, which is Norway's second largest city. Voss is the place to be if you're into activities like skiing, snowboarding, rafting, rappelling and so on. This is the hometown of the world famous freestyle skier Kari Traa!
Bonio's visit to Voss
Voss was our home for 4 nights. We were there in May, possibly not the best time to visit - winter had finished and summer not begun - still, in a beautiful locatiion, lots to see if not to do at that time of year!