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Europe » Norway » Western Norway » Voss March 24th 2017

Yes, we are cold but loving it. We have returned to an apartment in Voss to spend the weekend in the snow. The weather on arrival, and in fact, all the way up here, was not great with lots of rain, but on arrival there is plenty of snow and it should be a great weekend. The apartment is nice and comfortable with a pretty good view over a lot of the area. The week in Bergen has been a bit unpredictable with the weather but we have had a good time doing a few things and enjoying the snow. We have had snow most days, but not a huge amount, but on Thursday we really did enjoy just sitting and watching heavy snow for much of the day. It transforms Chris and Heges house and ... read more
Chris and Heges House.
Brd House.

Europe » Norway » Western Norway » Voss July 13th 2016

A couple of years ago we stayed in Voss for a few days and this year we were lucky enough to return there. Voss is about one and half hours inland from Bergen and is one of the main extreme sports areas in Norway. Hege's company has a cabin there and we were able to use this for a few days. It is a spectacular place to stay, way up above the valley below, so the views are great, and to sit on the balcony and just watch a couple of lakes that are in view and the surrounding hills giving way to mountains is great. Beside being a winter and summer destination for sport and recreation there is a lot of farmed land with scattered farm houses and barns. The vivid green of meadows and ... read more
A Climbing Family.

Europe » Norway » Western Norway » Voss November 19th 2012

I know that an 11 hour bus journey is not everyone's idea of fun...but I loved every minute of it. The scenery was spectacular and the change in weather between the west coast (low misty cloud cover) to the high midlands snow everywhere yet everyone continued as normal (not like in the UK a bit of snow and we come to a standstill) and the east coast drizzle and grey was beautiful. The trip involved a ferry crossing that lasted 25 mins which went without a hitch....that is 2 boat trips now that I have almost enjoyed, so feeling rather confident for my Irish road trip later in 2013! There were lots of tunnels through the mountains, that reminded me of my childhood journeys via old Ygoslavia. The Norwegian bus system is different to long haul ... read more

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