There are a number of exciting / family friendly / scenery hikes as well as breath taking and once in a life time experiences to be made at Voss. The online tourist information www.visitvoss.no provides you with a good overview of all the different things there are to do in Voss.
Below are highlights of recommended things to do.
Mountain hiking trails at Voss. Information about various hiking trails can be found at https://vossresort.no/en/summer/activities/hiking/
A recommended hike from our cabin is to go to Mount Hangur (Hanguren) with a fantastic view of Voss and its surrounding mountains. The hike start 50 meters from our cabin, right by the forest path at the end of the small street by our cabin. Follow the forest path for about 2.5 km. From there on it is a path uphill the mountain for another 2-3 km which ends up at Mount Hangur.
Another recommended trip is to visit Bordalsgjelet. This is a spectacular natural attraction within a 45 min walking distance from the town centre. The deep and imposing Bordalsgjelet has been adapted for the visiting public with an information board, a viewpoint and benches for resting tired legs. When the ground isn’t hidden by snow it is possible to follow a purposely-built path that guides you to the gorge. Here you can experience an impressive view of the potholes that have been formed by the ice and river over a period of many thousands of years.
If you dare to try tandem paragliding or skydiving and get a once in a life time experience, Voss is the perfect place to do so. Check out http://vossatandem.no/ or http://en.skydivevoss.no/ for more info and booking)
If you want to go for the less scary option while still experiencing being in free fall. Voss has an indoor popular wind tunnel (www.vossvind.no). Make sure to make your booking well in advance, which can be done online. Also suitable for kids from age 5 and above.
Voss also offers plenty of opportunities for experiencing rafting, riverboarding, waterfall rappelling, fishing tours, canoeing, family rafting, high rope and ziplinepark for kids and grown up at all ages. Check out information in English at http://www.vossactive.no/en/
In October 2017 a new swimming pool opened a few minutes walk from the city centre. Check out www.vossabadet.no for info.
In the wider Hardanger region there are numerous outdoor adventure highlights such as ferrata climbing route called "Himmelstigen" to Trolltunga, guided blue ice hikes on the Folgefonna glacier, kayaking in Eidfjord and Jondal, the B-Active centre in Ulvik, HM Queen Sonja’s panoramic hiking trail between Kinsarvik and Lofthus and the hike along the four beautiful waterfalls in Husedalen valley. Check out http://en.hardangerfjord.com/ (Activities / Attractions)
Finally, a day trip starting at Voss with “Norway in the Nutshell” is a legendary tour that takes you through Norway’s most breathtaking UNESCO-protected fjord and mountain scenery, as well as a trip on Europe’s top scenic rail journeys. Check out https://www.norwaynutshell.com/original-norway-in-a-nutshell/voss/