Video: Hunnalvatn Media
Video: Hunnalvatn Media

Snowshoe hiking in Raundalen, Voss

Get a wild, active, and personal snowshoeing experience in Raundalen, just outside of Voss! On this all-inclusive experience, you can explore the rich contrasts between snow, river, forest, and steep mountains. You travel low-impact by train to discover the pristine nature of Raundalen and find undisturbed peace around the cozy bonfire.

7 hours
02.DEC - 30.APR

Raundalen is a secluded valley featuring wild and unspoiled mountain nature. The beautiful Raundalen river winds its way through narrow gorges and forested marshlands. The railway line between Bergen and Oslo runs through this valley, allowing for practical and emission-free access.

Tour description

You start your adventure by meeting up with your guide in the center of Voss. Together you take a short and comfortable train ride to the starting point of the snowshoe hike in Raundalen.

During a typical day out, your guide will make sure you learn basic skills for safe travel in winter, introduce you to both nature and local culture and make sure you feel comfortable at all times. Snowy mountains with steep hillsides frame the valley on both sides. Deer, elks, and other wild animals can be spotted, if we are lucky. 

At your lunch spot for the day, we build a bonfire together and enjoy something hot to drink and a bite to eat. Here’s an opportunity for you to learn what it takes to make a bonfire of your own. We use the heat of the flames to prepare our meal. If the weather is bad, we’ll join forces and build an improvised shelter to keep us dry and out of the wind!

You'll find that the time spent near the bonfire provides a good opportunity for contemplation and leaving the civilized world behind for a few moments. 

Did you know? 

On this tour, you follow the  Leave No Trace principles and make use of zero-emission infrastructure whenever possible. Your guide will share knowledge about local culture, sites you visit, and local customs. Your guide will also advocate low-impact travel and raise the participants’ awareness of local wildlife.