Food and drink
Voss is well-known throughout the country for it's specialities in traditional norwegian food - such as smalahove (smoked head of sheep) and vossakorv (smoked sausage). In the olden days the meat that was produced on the farms in Voss was always smoked, so it would last longer as people didn't have much money. Today, these ways of preseving food is still a big part of the food traditions in Voss, and the smoked meat plays the main role in many festive dishes.
The smalahove season is normally in the autumn, but at Smalahovetunet you can try the speciality from Voss all year round. Very tasty, and an experience you won't forget! If you want to taste some other kinds of local meat that's not head-shaped, and if you want to eat like the locals do, we recommend that you try the "raspekaker" at Vangen Café. Served every thursday!
Another unique place to visit in Voss is the several hundred year old farm Store Ringheim, which is now made into a small boutique hotel and a restaurant. In the restaurant - FLOR'n - you are eating your dinner in the old cow- and sheepshed! Exiting dishes made from local ingredients are on the menu, and the menu always reflects the seasons.
At Myrkdalen Hotel you'll also find two different restaurants, Nuten and Tunet. Restaurant Nuten offers À la carte-dishes and fondues, while Tunet specializes in real italian pizzas made in a stone oven.
We also recommend a visit to Hangurstoppen Restaurant, which is located at the top station of Voss Gondol. Homemade meals based on local ingredients, at 820 metres above sea level!
Enjoy the food of Voss!