To the mountains in nine minutes with Voss Gondol!
Voss Gondol opened in July 2019. The new gondola is open all year, and takes you from the train- and bus station in Voss and to Mount Hanguren (820 masl) in under nine minutes. This is the largest and most modern mountain gondola in Northern Europe.
At the top station you will have a panoramic view to many of the mountains surrounding the town of Voss. You'll also find a variety of activities here - in the summertime you can go hiking, biking, padagliding or rappelling. In the winter the gondola takes you to the big ski resort Voss Resort, where you can have fun in the snow all day.
Wheather you are searcing for short og long hiking trips, Hangurstoppen is the perfect starting point for hiking in the mountains. Here – you’ll find spectacular nature and marked trails suited for everyone.
This round tour starts just outside the top station at Hangurstoppen. This is an easy walk that is suitable for all ages and levels, and you can even bring a stroller.
The trail is around 800 meter and offers beautiful panoramic view of Voss’ mountains, lakes and part of the town centre.
Mount Hangur / Hanguren
The area at Hanguren is an easy and accessible hiking area for all ages. If you are looking for a full workout, the mountain has lots to offer, but you can also find plenty of trails that are suitable for the entire family. From the old “Hangursrestauranten” you have panorama view overlooking the Vangsvatnet lake and Voss town centre.
From Hanguren, one can also access “The Red Cross Cabin / Røde Kors hytta”, Raugstad, mount Lønahorgi or Bavallen. One can also walk down to Mølstertunet or Voss town centre from here.
The Red Cross Cabin / Røde kors hytta
The red cross cabin is accesible from both Bavallen and Hanguren.
Situated by the lake “Valbergstjørni”, it is possible to take a swim on hot summer days.
The cabin is a popular hiking destinaton with great view to some of the mountains surrounding Voss, amongst others mount Lønahorgi.
Mount Lønahorgi (1410 MASL) is another popular destination for hiking. Choose to start from either mount Hangur og Bavallen. From the summit of mount Lønahorgi one has spectacular view and one clear days you can see a total of 4 glaciers from the top; Fresvikbreen, Hardangerjøkulen, Vossaskavlen and Folgefonna.
Please note that the trail to Lønahorgi is a demanding hiking trip with a distance of approx. 20 km return trip, lasting around 6 – 8 hours. The climb from Bavallen to Lønahorgi is around 1100 meters.
During summer, the trail is marked. The trail covers high mountain terrain, where the weather can change quickly. Therefore, one should/must bring a map and compass at all times.
Some facts about Voss Gondol:
- Capacity: 1069 pers/hour
- Number of cabins: 9
- Capacity per cabin: 34 pers.
- Height difference : 763 meters
- Top station: Hangurstoppen/Mount Hanguren (820 masl)
- Length: 2020 metres
- Travel time: 8 min 48 sec
- Type of gondola: Leitner Ropeways 3S
At the top station of the gondola you'll also find Hangurstoppen Restaurant. The restaurant has room for 450 people and serves cold and warm dishes made from local ingredients. See menu and read more about the restaurant here!
New hotel in 2020
Voss will also get a new hotel that will open next to Voss Gondol in January 2020 - Scandic Voss. The hotel will have 216 rooms and meeting and conference facilities for 350 persons. This will double the hotel capacity in Voss.