Voss – centre for local council as well as lots of activities and experiences
Just over half an hour's drive away is Vossevangen, or just Vangen, as Voss centre is called locally.
Here are varied offers and activities all year. Plenty of cafés and restaurants are located in the streets, alongside with small and medium shops, medical centres and dental surgeries. Bigger shops and craftsmen industry are found to the east, towards Stalheim and Hardanger.
Voss is well known for many annual happenings, like the international jazz festival Vossa Jazz, the football tournament Voss Cup for kids (6 -12 years), the world famous Ekstremsportveko for the extra darey (skydivers etc.), Osafestivalen for lovers of both classic music and folk music. Not to mention the autumn sheep's head festival Smalahovesleppet.
Voss has sports facilities in all shapes and sizes, and an outdoor swimming pool with slides. Voss Folk Museum on the hillside above Vossevangen is the place to visit by anybody interested in farmers culture and history, old local building skills and changing exhibitions with various themes.