1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Vossevangen
|←Voss, Richard||1911 Encyclopædia Britannica, Volume 28
|Vossius, Gerhard Johann→|
|See also Vossevangen on Wikipedia, and our 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica disclaimer.|
VOSSEVANGEN, or Voss, a village and favourite tourist-centre of Norway, in South Bergenhus amt (county), 67 m. N.W. of Bergen by rail. It was the terminus of the finely engineered Bergen & Vossevangen railway, which, however, forms part of the projected trunk line between Christiania and Bergen. Vossevangen is pleasantly situated on the Vangsvand, in fertile upland, and has a stone church of the 13th century, and a finneloft or two-storeyed timber house of the 14th century, with an outside stair. Driving roads run N.E. and S.E. from Vossevangen. The former, passing Stalheim, descends into the sombre Naerödal, a precipitous valley terminating in the Naerö Fjord, a head-branch of the Sogne Fjord. The latter route follows the deep but gentler valley of the Skjerve, whence from Övre Vasenden roads continue to Eide (18 m.) and to Ulvik (32 m.), both on branches of the Hardanger Fjord.