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Jun 6, 2024 9:47:40 AM voss news Outdoor Norway Team Corporate

Exciting News! Outdoor Norway Upgrades to a New Location.

After a thorough search spanning four years, we are launching into a new era and building at Svartenakken in Voss!

Written by: Marcio Franco

We are thrilled to share some fantastic news with you all! Outdoor Norway is now operating at our new home at Svartenakken in Voss. This move marks a significant milestone for our business, and we’re here to highlight the many benefits and exciting developments this new location brings to our guests.

A New Home with Endless Possibilities

Our new headquarters, the former newspaper building at Svartenakken, provides us with the much-needed space and facilities to expand our adventure operations and outdoor experiences. Previously, we operated out of our Outdoor Center next to Voss Kulturhus. While the Outdoor Center provided us with amazing exposure, it limited our ability to grow and provide the best experiences for our customers. Now, with a more substantial indoor space, we can finally bring our long-held visions and an even better guest experience to life!

Advantages of Our New Location

  1. Year-Round Operations:

One of the most exciting aspects of our new premises is the ability to operate year-round. Unlike our outdoor center tent, which was only feasible during certain seasons, our new indoor location allows us to welcome adventurers every day of the year. Plus, we still utilize our iconic outdoor center throughout the peak summer season. This means more opportunities for you to explore the breathtaking landscapes of Voss, regardless of the season.

  1. Enhanced Security:

Security has always been a concern, especially with valuable equipment. Our previous setup made us vulnerable to theft, but our new indoor facility offers significantly better security. This ensures that our equipment remains safe, allowing us to focus on what we do best—providing unforgettable river, mountain, and fjord experiences in Voss.

  1. Improved Customer Service:

The move enables us to offer even better customer service. With a larger and more permanent space, we can streamline our operations and provide a more comfortable and efficient service to our clients. This enhancement is crucial as we continue to grow and welcome more adventurers to Voss.


Continuing Our Passion for Adventure

Since we started in 2016, Outdoor Norway has been committed to offering a wide range of outdoor activities, from kayaking, rafting, mountain biking, and beyond. Our new location strengthens this commitment by providing a more robust foundation for our operations. Here’s a glimpse of the improvements:

  • Mountain Biking: Our new space safely secures our large fleet of bikes, along with a dedicated bike technician workshop for our expert guides to maintain, prepare, and optimize bike offerings for tours and rentals.
  • Rafting, Kayaking, and Canoeing: With ample parking space, more boat/trailer storage, and private changing room areas, we’re able to streamline our whitewater trips and provide a more comfortable experience for our guests. 
  • Winter Sports: From snowshoeing to backcountry skiing, our new location allows for year-round access, catering to all skiers, snowboarders, and winter enthusiasts enjoying the slopes around Voss.

Growing Stronger Together

Our team at Outdoor Norway has grown significantly over the years. This summer, we have 15 dedicated employees, up from just six three years ago. Each member of our team undergoes extensive training to ensure they are well-prepared to provide safe, enjoyable, and memorable experiences for our customers.

We have also built strong relationships with local hotels and businesses in the tourism industry. These partnerships enable us to offer comprehensive packages that enhance your adventure with accommodations and additional activities, all originating from our centrally located building along Vangsvatnet.


Looking to the Future

With our new premises, we are well-positioned for continued growth and innovation. We have plans to develop new offerings and improve our existing services. One of the exciting projects on the horizon is the creation of a new entrance section that will provide direct access to Vangsvatnet, enhancing our connection to the beautiful lakeside of Voss.

We expect a significant increase in business this year, thanks to our new location and the improvements it brings. Our goal is to continue growing and evolving, offering you the best outdoor experiences in Norway.

Join Us in Celebrating Our New Chapter

We invite you to visit us at our new location, explore our expanded offerings, and embark on unforgettable adventures with us! Stay tuned for more updates and exciting announcements as we settle into our new home and continue to push the boundaries of what Outdoor Norway can offer. Thank you for being part of our journey.

Curious to learn more about our move? Check out this article from Avisa Hordland, our local newspaper, for more details!

Marcio Franco

Chief Director of Good Times, Franco first came to Norway in 2010. In 2011, he landed in Voss, where he quickly discovered the incredible and vastly varied opportunities the surrounding nature had to offer. As an experienced paraglider, mountain biker, skier, whitewater kayaker and certified yoga teacher, he knew he could use his background in fitness to help others use their bodies to discover Voss the same way he did. With over 20 years spent in the outdoor sports industry, he leads the team with a diverse array of knowledge and tools to ensure that the adventures we offer bring nothing but smiles, laughter, and a desire to learn more.