38km (24 miles) W of Ulvik; 101km (63 miles) E of Bergen

On the main road between east and west Norway, we know of no better pit stop than Voss. It's also the most folkloric. Between two fjords, Voss is a famous year-round resort and the birthplace of the American football hero Knute Rockne. Maybe the trolls don't strike fear in the hearts of farm children anymore, but revelers dressed as trolls still appear in costumed folklore programs to give visitors a little fun.

Voss is a natural base for exploring the two largest fjords in Norway, the Sognefjord to the north and the Hardangerfjord to the south. In and around Voss are glaciers, mountains, fjords, waterfalls, orchards, rivers, and lakes.