Evje Og Hornnes
Southern Norway (Sørlandet) is the true home of the Norwegian summer, known for a beautiful coast with skerries, islands, and cosy villages.
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's many small and white wooden towns offer special and one of a kind shops.
Seafood is a delicacy along the coast of Southern Norway, where fish is plentiful, while inland traditional food and local products await.
Enjoy famous bands at the music festivals, go fishing, cycling and hiking, or see lions at at Kristiansand Zoo and Amusement Park.
Here are some tips for great activities and tours in Southern Norway!
Sørlandet is the southernmost region of Norway, with 30 municipalities and approximately 285,000 inhabitants.
Kristiansand is the communications centre in Southern Norway. It has extensive train, bus, ferry and plane links with the rest of Norway and abroad.
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.
"Sørlandet" Southern Norway comprises of 7 different regions, and each of the regions has one or more tourist-informations.
Enjoy a stroll around Lyngør and Merdø, take a boat trip through Blindleia and visit Lindesnes Lighthouse, Norway’s southernmost point.
The Norwegian Riviera has been the number one summer holiday destination for Norwegians for decades, while remaining a hidden gem for many visitors.
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Camp by the Byglandsfjord or spend the night in an old-fashioned wooden tourist cabin - the choice is yours in Setesdal.
There are four local tourist information offices in Setesdal: in Evje, Bygland, Valle and Hovden.
Thanks to its location and climate, the entire Setesdal Valley enjoys long and stable winters. Hovden is the largest alpine centre in the region.
You will find a number of cosy restaurants with excellent cuisine in Setesdal, many of them featuring local produce.
Traditional handicrafts are available throughout the Setesdal region, but Evje offers the widest selection of shops locally.
The Setesdal Valley has centuries-long traditions in the silversmith's craft and folk music. The beautiful minerals are of course, even older.
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.
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. National route rv. 9 runs through the entire valley.