Skiing like a Norwegian in Voss
Would you like a classic, Norwegian-style skiing experience? This guided trip is perfect if you want to try a short, safe and fun ski tour in friendly mountain terrain – without knowing much (or anything) about skiing. This trip includes a qualified guide, train tickets, locally crafted food and skiing equipment. All you need to bring is solid, warm winter clothing and a positive mind!
We start the day with a 40-minute train ride from Voss to Mjølfjell. As we exit the train, we find ourselves in the middle of impressive mountain nature, with plenty of snow to play in! The steep, exhilirating path down to our starting point sets the standard for this experience: lots of fun and lots of half-intended snow acrobatics.
During three hours of cross-country skiing, your guide will help you improve your balance and provide basic technique tips. By the end of this trip you will notice how your skills have improved – and perhaphs you’ve come to appreciate the Norwegian skiing traditions a bit more.
Our base for the day is Mjølfjell Mountain Lodge, close to Ørneberget train station. This is where we pick up our skis and get ready for our ski trip. We will follow the groomed tracks towards Mjølfjell, or Rallarvegen towards Uppsete. We travel through easy, open-forested terrain, across small distances. Impressive, snowy mountains frame the valley on both sides.
After our trip, we gather in front of the bonfire in the cozy living room of the mountain lodge. We enjoy a hot meal and taste the locally produced coffee made by Voss Kaffebrenneri! During your time inside the lodge, your guide will share with you some stories about one of our most famous polar exploreres – Fridtjof Nansen.
Mjølfjell lies in the Raundalen valley, some 35 kilometers east of Voss. The beautiful Raundalen river winds its way through narrow gorges and forested marshlands. Snowy mountains with steep hillsides frame the valley on both sides. The railway line between Bergen and Oslo runs through this valley, allowing for practical and emission-free access.
Good to know
- Meeting point: Outside Tre brør at 09:30. Address: Vangsgata 28, 5700 Voss, see map HERE
- Duration: 7 hours
- Please wear warm clothes on this trip, such as: Woolen thermals (long underwear), warm woolen socks, wind- and waterproof clothing (shell layer), warm, waterproof winter boots, beanie or knit cap, loves or mittens
- The price includes: An experienced guide during your trip, a light meal of locally crafted food, including hot drinks – prepared on a bonfire, BC skis, ski poles, goggles, access to the indoor facilities of Mjølfjell Mountain Lodge, unlimited access to warm clothing such as mittens, beanies, woolen sweaters, woolen socks, all necessary safety equipment and return tickets Voss - Mjølfjell
On this tour we follow the Leave No Trace principles and make use of zero-emission infrastructure whenever possible. Your guide will share knowledge about local culture, sites we visit and local customs. Your guide will also advocate low-impact travel and raise the participants’ awareness of local wildlife.
Enjoy your ski experience!