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Guided trip to the Bordalsgjelet gorge

A short, easy hike to one of Voss' wonders

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Bordalsgjelet's wild streams

Are you pressed on time – but would still like to experience a memorable winter excursion in Voss? Then this trip is for you! Our guided hike to the spectacular river gorge called Bordalsgjelet takes around 3 hours, and can be booked every day during the summer season. 

Trip outline.

Our trip takes you through the town centre of Voss, passes the lake called Vangsvatnet and right to where the river coming out of Bordalen valley has carved out an impressively deep gorge. The terraced walkways with fenced-in viewpoints allow us to get a closer look at the potholes and the strong stream beneath us. Quite breath-taking!

Our experienced guide makes sure your trip will become a learning experience for you. During the duration of the trip, you’ll learn about topics such as geology, cultural history and what it’s like to live here in Voss. 

 

This is an easy trip, suitable for most ages and fitness levels. We will maintain a slow pace, keep together and take several breaks to get to know each other and our surroundings. You should still be dressed and prepared for rain, as the weather can shift quickly here, and the gorge is always humid. We will equip you with trekking poles if you wish. The trip ends back at the starting point. 

Season and availability

Trips are run daily on request from 1st June 2020 to 30th October 2020.

​Practical details​

Please meet outside the café called Tre Brør near the town square of Voss at 5.00 p.m. We will take a quick check at your equipment before we start hiking.

The hike takes about 3 hours and ends where it started.

This is the perfect hike to spice up your stay in our region and get a deeper experience of Voss even if you just stay for one night here!  

​You are free to use your own clothes, as long as they are considered adequate by your guide.

Physical requirements

This is a non-technical and family-friendly excursion. You don’t need to be particularly fit. We will walk on easy terrain, mostly gravel roads and good trails. You need to have appropriate shoes and clothes.

Clothing and equipment

Please wear warm clothes on this trip, such as:

  • Sturdy hiking shoes.

  • Waterproof clothing (shell layer).

  • An extra t-shirt and/or an extra sweater.

  • Some snacks.

  • Trekking poles is a good idea.

A small rucksack, sunglasses, a water bottle and a snack or sandwich is also useful.

Prices and terms

The price for adults is NOK 750,- per person. The price for children aged 7-14 is NOK 550,- per person. Minimum age is 7 years old. Special prices for families.

 

Group sizes: 1-20 participants. From 12 participants and above, a second guide will be present.

Included in the price:

  • An experienced local guide during your trip.

  • A snack and hot drink.

  • Trekkings poles if you wish.

  • Unlimited access to warm clothing such as mittens, beanies, woolen sweaters, woolen socks and thermals.

  • All necessary safety equipment.

Not included in the price: 

Transport to Voss.

By booking this trip, you acknowledge that you have read and agreed with our Terms of service and Risk and liability statement.

A note on responsible travel and sustainability

Wild Voss make a continuous effort in reducing the ecological impact of our trips and activities. We aim to follow the latest GSTC criteria for sustainable travel. As a participant on one of our trips, you should know the following:

  • We follow the Leave No Trace principles.

  • We make use of zero-emission infrastructure whenever possible. 

  • Our trips are on foot, skis or snowshoes, causing no emissions and limiting the impact on nature and eco systems.

  • Our guide will share knowledge about local culture, sites we visit and local customs.

  • We support responsible local businesses.

  • Your guide will advocate low-impact travel and raise the participants’ awareness of local wildlife.

  • We abide by laws and regulations concerning travel in free nature and cultural landscape.

  • We seek to minimize waste and choose products and packaging with long life spans.

 

Reservations, questions or inquiries

Please call Øystein on +47 93484041 or email us at post@wildvoss.no . 

Bordalsgjelet trip details

Estimated total distance     :   6 km.

Estimated total duration     :   3 hours, including breaks.

Total ascent                          :    50 meters.

Trip grading                          :    Easy (green)

Family friendly                     :    Yes, suitable for kids aged 7 and above.