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Hovden i Setesdal

Søre Hartevassnuten

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  • Challenging
Landscape
  • Mountain
Season:
June
August

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Søre Hartevassnuten      1155 m.a.s.l.         

Along the lake Hartevatn is the mountain range Hartevassnutane, consisting of several distinct summits. Søre Hartevassnuten is the tallest one, at 1155 m.a.s.l. This is a demanding hike with continuous ascent all the way to the top, and going back on the other side of the mountain, you have to traverse a large scree slope.

Children and dogs may need assistance when crossing this section. Moreover, there is an almost vertical wall to the east, and if you are in the company of children, it is vital that you keep an extra eye on them.
On the first kilometre you follow the stream upwards through the birch forest, but the terrain gradually becomes more open, finally giving way to bare mountains. From the top there is a splendid view of the surrounding mountains. This is marked as a round trip on the top before you return on the same trail through the birch forest. The trip may also be combined with the summit Nordre Hartevassnuten, returning via the Hartevassnuten cabin area.

Starting point: Hegni recreation area, 1 km south of Hovden.



 Length 6,1 km  Round trip 
Duration  3-4  hours 
 Difficulty Demanding, ascent all the way. Large scree and steep slopes / 

 Leash period :1 Apr.–15. Oct

 Marking : Blue

Trail marking

This hike is signposted and the level of difficulty indicated by colour-coded icons. Green is easiest, blue is moderate, red is demanding, and black is very demanding.

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  • Nature and terrain

    • mountainous terrain
    • lookout point
    • hiking area
  • Grading

    • challenging
    • marked trails with colour grading
  • Season

    • christmas
    • august
    • june
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Søre Hartevassnuten

Søre Hartevassnuten

Søre Hartevassnuten      1155 m.a.s.l.          Along the lake Hartevatn is the mountain range Hartevassnutane, consisting of several distinct summit...

Søre Hartevassnuten

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Tourist information for Hovden

The Hovden Tourist Information Office is located in Hovdetun, right in the centre of Hovden.

Winter in Hovden

Hovden, located 2788 feet above sea level in the Setesdal Valley in Southern Norway, guarantees a long snow season.
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Getting to Hovden and around

With its central location in Southern Norway, Hovden is easily accessible from a number of towns in both southern and western Norway.

Hovden

Hovden is located in the upper Setesdal region and is the largest ski destination in the southern part of Norway.

Tourist Information for Setesdal

There are four local tourist information offices in Setesdal: in Evje, Bygland, Valle and Hovden.

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Hike or bike along coastal trails. Go skiing, climbing or rafting. Enjoy festivals and other cultural events. Deep-sea fishing is popular too.
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