Everything from A to Z at Vangen
What can you do at the village center of Voss? A better question might be; how do you find the time to do everything? At Vangen you will find shops, museums and activities, and everything is in close range to the hotel.
Shops and Restaurants
In the city center of Voss you will find many and varied shops.
Monday-Wednesday 09:00-17:00, Thursday 09:00-18:00, Friday 09:00-19:00 and Saturday 10:00-15:00.
Grocery shops have different opening hours.
The shopping mall Amfi Voss can be found on the east side of downtown, in the direction towards Hardanger, approximately 15 minutes walk from the hotel.
Monday-Friday 10:00-19:00 and Saturday 10:00-18:00.
The grocery shop has different opening hours.
In addition, Voss city center has various restaurants and cafes to offer. The cafeterias have mainly the same opening hours as the shops, while the restaurants are open until 22:00-23:00. Ask at our reception if you want more information about a specific restaurant.
For a list of restaurants in Voss, please have a look at Visit Voss
During your stay at Voss we can recommend a trip to Bordalsgjelet Gorge, which is located within walking distance from the city center. You can walk down the path in Prestegardsmoen, and follow the signs further therefrom. Bordalsgjelet is a deep and dramatic gorge with fabulous potholes in the lower part of the Bordalen River - a great nature experience. This is an easy walk, and the whole trip takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes, walking from and back to Voss city center.
Season: May to November.
Read more about Bordalsgjelet Gorge
In Bømoen there are many walking routes in the summer season and groomed skiing routes during the winter. The tracks are all signposted, and you can choose routes from 1 km to 10 km with different difficulty levels. Bømoen is located about 5 minutes by car from Voss city center, going south on Road 13.
Season walks: from April to November
Season skiing: from December to March
Read more about Bømoen
At Voss Hostel it is possible to rent canoes and bikes. If you want to canoe on the lake Vangsvatnet or cycle around it, the opportunity is here. The hostel is located about 15 minutes walk from the city center, in the direction of Bergen.
Read more about canoe and bike rentals - please see under activities
Prestegardsmoen is a recreation area with great walking and bicykle paths. It has an easy access from the streets in the city center, and it is a nice area if you just want to take a little walk or have a picnic by the lake Vangsvatnet. By Prestegardsmoen, at Voss Camping, there is an outdoor swimming pool - available for all.
Read more about walking and bicycle paths in Prestegardsmoen
Vangskyrkja is a great site that you should visit if you have the opportunity. This beautiful stone church was built and finished in 1277, and was owned by the Fleischer family between 1752 og 1864. In 1864 Fredrik Lyth Ørum Fleischer sold the church to Voss Municipality to be able to establish a hotel. Vangskyrkja was one of few buildings in Voss city center that was not bombed during the Second World War.
The church is open to the public from June 1st to August 31st, Tuesday to Saturday 10:00-16:00. Every Sunday there is a religious service at 11:00.
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Voss Folk Museum is located in the hillside above Voss city center, about 1,5 km to walk. Up here you will have a great view of the city center Vossevangen. The museum consists of three authentic farmsteads, with totally 16 small and large buildings. In addition, there is a newer museum building with permanent and temporary exhibitions.
May 18th - August 31st, every day 10:00-17:00.
September 1st - May 16th, Monday-Friday 10:00-15:00. Sunday 12:00-15:00.
Read more about Voss Folk Museum
Minature golf at Voss can be found by the lake Vangsvatnet at Minigolfen Pub & Cafè, next to Park Hotel Vossevangen. Here you will find mini golf courses and a cafè with an outdoor terrace.