FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

HOW DO I GET TO VOSS?

As participant, transport is provided by Startup Extreme from Bergen to Voss by bus. Transport within Voss to and from the activities will also be provided. At the end of the summit you will be transported to Voss train station or Bergen airport. See program for details.

You can also book a scenic 5.5 hour train ride from Bergen to Oslo. Those who receive an invitation to the summit will be provided with more information.

 

WHERE DO I STAY IN VOSS?

For the duration of the Summit, you are staying at cabins at Voss Resort, which is the place of the summit. Those who receive an invitation to the summit will be provided with more info and link on how to book their stay here.

Cabins and apartments:

We are providing a true and authentic Norwegian experience for all participants of Startup Extreme. A typical Norwegian cabin can house 6-8 people with a shared living room, dining area, kitchen and bathroom, and overlooks a breathtaking view of the Norwegian mountains.

There are 3 options of rooms in the cabin for you to book.  Those who receive an invitation to the summit will be provided with more info and link on how to book their stay here.

Shared room in a shared cabin

Share a room with other attendees in bunk-beds or in a mezzanine.

Price: 1200 NOK per person for 2 nights incl. taxes

Shared room with your colleague or friend

Book a room for yourself and let us know the name of your travel buddy(ies), Your travel buddy(ies) need to register for himself/herself.

Price: 1200 NOK per person for 2 nights incl. taxes.

Single room in a shared cabin

Price 1860 NOK per person for 2 nights incl. taxes

Note: All of the listed options includes bed-linen/towels and cleaning. Even though you book a single room, you will share bathroom, kitchen and living room with other attendees. You cannot book a whole cabin for yourself.

 

WHAT ABOUT FOOD?

We will be providing food and there will also be options for you to buy food.

During the Extreme Dinner on June 16th, in the true spirit of Startup Extreme, participants will dine on traditional Norwegian meal of ... sheep's head! You've been warned! We don't call it Startup Extreme for no reason.

 

WHAT KIND OF EXTREME ACTIVITY WILL I BE DOING?

You can choose one activity that you will be doing with other participants on June 16th. You will be transported to the location of the activity and at each activity there will be a guide to guide you through the activities. The activities are: 

Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Stand Up Paddle Boarding is a new activity at Startup Extreme this year! Great fun to navigate through the calm waves of the Norwegian fjord. You will experience how to balanced yourself on the paddle board while also soaking up the breathtaking nature around you.

Kayaking  

Stream down the world-class rivers of Voss in your own kayak, guided by your paddle master. Keep your balance on the disruptive (ha!) whitewater or be prepared to get soaked. This is a close encounter with Mother Nature herself with high class white water action! 

Hiking

Go on a hike in the beautiful Norwegian forests and experience first hand the nature that inspire stories about trolls and heroic Viking heroes in Norse mythologies. 

Mountain Biking

Grab a bike and maneuver through the hills and rocks of the surrounding nature of Voss. Leverage the forces of nature or find a quick exit strategy. This is one activity not for the faint-hearted!

Wind Tunnel

Learn to fly your body in one of the world's most advanced wind tunnels! Definitely one of the coolest experiences in Voss to kickstart your adrenaline. Test your agility and pivot through a session corresponding to 4 free-fall skydiving jumps. (Note: to participate in this activity you will need to pay an extra fee.)

Rafting

Build a team and launch into the challenging whitewaters created from the melting snow of Norwegian mountains. (Note: to participate in this activity you will need to pay an extra fee.)

Skydiving or Paragliding

Is skydiving on your bucket list? Now is the chance to experience it! Skydive with an experience skydiver and jump over the gorgeous view of Voss. (Note: if you are interested in this, please send email to karin@startupnorway.com). See Summit Info above for more details. 

 

WHAT DO I NEED TO PACK WITH ME?

There is a Norwegian proverb: There is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing.

The main rule when dressing for Norwegian weather is: more is better.

Trust us when we say it’s better to have the option of taking off a layer, than being cold.

Recommended packing list:

  • Raincoat and pants

  • Thin windbreaker and hiking trousers (with good moisture transfer)

  • Wool/wool mixture underwear

  • Socks with a lot of wool and good fit

  • Fleece or thin heating jacket

  • Beanie

  • Swimwear

  • Indoor clothing and shoes

  • Hiking boots or shoes you can be active in

  • Shorts and t-shirt (wool / synthetic fiber) if it is notified hot weather

  • Sweater and pants

  • Personal toiletries, medication and underwear

  • Camera/GoPro

  • Small backpack for hiking

 

I'M SPENDING TIME IN VOSS BEFORE/AFTER THE EVENT, WHAT IS THERE TO DO?

Voss is the extreme sports capital of Norway, but is also known for it´s beautiful and exotic nature. For more info on what to do in Voss, visit the web pages of Visit Voss.

For car rental, visit Rent-A-Wreck or .

If you are planning on staying in Voss after the event, there are several places you can book.

Hotels:

Store Ringheim Hotel

Fleischer’s Hotel

Myrkdalen Hotel [30 min drive from Voss]

As always, you can also checkout Visit Norway  for more inspiration for your trip.

 

IS THIS REALLY THE MOST EXTREME STARTUP EVENT IN THE WORLD?

Yes it is. Where else can you go skydiving with a potential investor or pitch your startup while kayaking with the media?