B.A.S.E. jumping is the recreational sport of jumping from fixed objects, using a parachute to descend safely to the ground. "BASE" is an acronym that stands for four categories of fixed objects from which one can jump: building, antenna, span, and earth (cliff). Participants exit from a fixed object such as a cliff, and after an optional freefall delay, deploy a parachute to slow their descent and land. A popular form of BASE jumping is wingsuit BASE jumping. There are different suits that you can use during a BASE jump but the most popular is a wingsuit.
B.A.S.E. jumping in Voss
There is plenty of B.A.S.E. sites within an hour's drive from Voss. Huge wingsuit exits (biggest 1450 meter), big walls for tracking and loads of slider down cliffs. Our famous heliday in Gudvangen is located in one of UNESCO's World Heritage areas - surrounded by mountains, waterfalls and narrow valleys. Where you can enjoy a breathtaking view and follow the B.A.S.E. activities happening all day.
BASE jumping in Voss takes place mainly in Gudvangen, about 45 minutes drive from Voss.
Gudvangen is a beautiful place that must be experienced. The crystal clear Nærøydal river flows through the entire valley with fantastic green color along the road before the forest meets the majestic mountain, 1450 meters above the water.
During Ekstremsportveko, there will be many BASE jumpers here for the entire event. BASE "day" as we call it has given us the opportunity to have a helicopter for a day. The rest of the days during Ekstremsportveko BASE jumpers goes for hikes in the area and if you're lucky you might be able to see some jumpers.
We have many, both Norwegian and foreign jumpers who come every year to participate in this event.
In sports without a federation, or where this is not decided or clear, Ekstremsportveko will at all times rely on its principles and values. That is why Ekstremsportveko condemns Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Ekstremsportveko excludes Russia and Belarus from organized sports competitions, championships and cups. Athletes and guests from these countries can participate in Ekstremsportveko outside of organized competitions, championships and cups, where one does not represent Russia or Belarus. The exclusion does not apply to athletes under 18 years of age (junior). If an athlete chooses to circumvent these regulations, one may be deleted from the starting list and/or the result list.