Evje Og Hornnes
The Setesdal Valley stretches 147 kilometres in beautiful mountain scenery between Evje in the south and Hovden, a popular ski resort, in the north.
Sørlandet is the true home of the Norwegian summer, known for a beautiful coast with skerries, islands, and cosy towns and villages.
Thanks to its location and climate, the entire Setesdal Valley enjoys long and stable winters. Hovden is the largest alpine centre in the region.
The Norwegian Riviera has been the number one summer holiday destination for Norwegians for decades, while remaining a hidden gem for many visitors.
Camp by the Byglandsfjord or spend the night in an old-fashioned wooden tourist cabin - the choice is yours in Setesdal.
You will find a number of cosy restaurants with excellent cuisine in Setesdal, many of them featuring local produce.
Take a boat trip on the Byglandsfjord, or splash around with the kids at Hovden Aqualand. Climbing and rafting are other fun things to do in Setesdal.
There are four local tourist information offices in Setesdal: in Evje, Bygland, Valle and Hovden.
Traditional handicrafts are available throughout the Setesdal region, but Evje offers the widest selection of shops locally.
The valley of Setesdal in southern Norway stretches from Evje in the south to Hovden in the north, a total of 147 kilometres.
Setesdal stretches from Evje in the south to Hovden in the north, a total of 147 kilometres. The rv. 9 runs through the entire valley.
Sørlandet is the southernmost region of Norway, with 30 municipalities and approximately 285,000 inhabitants.
Go skiing in Hovden, hiking along one of many coastal trails or try some of Europe's best wreck diving. Golfing, climbing and fishing are popular too.
Kristiansand is the communications centre in Sørlandet. It has extensive train, bus, ferry and plane links with the rest of Norway and abroad.
Sørlandet covers several different regions, and each one has one or more tourist information offices.
Seafood is a delicacy along the coast of Southern Norway, where fish is plentiful, while inland traditional food and local products await.
Sørlandet's many small and white wooden towns offer special and one of a kind shops.
Take a drive along the North Sea Road, explore the Lysefjord and Pulpit Rock, and enjoy southern culture in the many villages along the coast.
Visit Norway’s southernmost point, ride a vintage train and meet lions and other wild animals at Kristiansand's popular zoo.
Stay in a lighthouse by the sea, sleep in a cabin in the mountains, or choose a hotel in town to be near all the action.
Setesdal is a hiking eldorado in Southern Norway, with a landscape that varies from flat lowlands to wild mountains.
Setesdal has much to offer hikers, from cultural trails and summit climbs to gentler walks in a nature park or to the region's highest waterfall.