Hanguren Hiking Trail
A challenging but quick hike to the mountain towering above Voss
- Destination: Voss
- Season: January-November
- Difficulty: Medium
- Distance: 1.8 kilometers (out‑and‑back)
- Elevation Gain: 500 meters
- Duration: 1-3 hours
The hike to Hanguren, 660 meters above sea level, is a steep but well-maintained and marked trail and accessible from downtown Voss. The view of Vangsvatnet lake and the surrounding mountains at the top is worth the effort and you may get lucky seeing some paragliders launch from the top of the mountain.
From Bergen, follow road E16 east towards Oslo for 75 kilometers until reaching Voss. Take the exit towards Voss "sentrum" and find parking next to the church.
Take the ØstVestEkspressen bus from Bergen to Voss. This route departs Bergen at 9:10am everyday and arrives at Voss station at 10:50am. Book your ticket on the ØstVestEkspressen here.
From Voss Station, you are just minutes away from Voss Church where the adventure begins.
From Downtown Voss:
Start the adventure at Voss Church in downtown Voss and follow Gullfjordingsvegen road north past the souvenir shop "Vossatroll" and Voss Sparebank. Continue following signs towards Voss Folkemuseum. From Voss Folkemuseum, at Mølster, you will find a footpath on the north side of the parking lot. This path takes you all the way up to Mount Hanguren. It is a relatively steep climb and takes 1-2 hours up, depending on your physical shape. On the return to the town center, you can walk the same route or follow the marked trails towards Raugstad or Bavallen.
Alternatively, you can drive to Voss Folkemuseum, and start the trip from there. To get to the Folk Museum, follow Ringheimsvegen, towards Voss Hospital (Voss Sjukehus), and continue until you see a sign for Voss Folkemuseum. Follow Mølstervegen to the parking lot.
- Hanguren is a popular place for paragliders to launch and you may get lucky seeing a few take off.
- You can hike to Hanguren throughout the year but during the winter there will be snow so plan and prepare accordingly.
- There are toilet facilities at the top of Hanguren
- Parking is available in downtown Voss and at the Voss Folkemuseum
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