Go to content Go to navigation
Hovden i Setesdal

Søre Hartevassnuten

Read more: På toppen av Austmannaliskaret
Read more: På toppen av Austmannaliskaret

Hike facts

Effort level
  • Challenging
  • Mountain

Contact information


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.


  • Hiking Hiking
Embed this article

Copy and paste this code into your blog/website


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

Source: Visitnorway


This site includes information about products and services provided by third parties. Whilst Innovation Norway endeavours to ensure that all information on the site is accurate, we cannot be held responsible or liable for any claims caused by information supplied on this website. Prices and availability are subject to change without notice. You should always check the accuracy of the information provided with the relevant supplier. Innovation Norway is under no circumstances responsible for the contents of external web pages linking to its website. Legal disclaimer.


More about this area

Key facts about Setesdal

The valley of Setesdal in southern Norway stretches from Evje in the south to Hovden in the north, a total of 147 kilometres.

Shopping in Setesdal

Traditional handicrafts are available throughout the Setesdal region, but Evje offers the widest selection of shops locally.

What to do in Hovden

Hike one of several summits in the Hovden area, fish for trout in one of the local lakes, or go cross-country skiing on top-class tracks come winter.

Dining in Southern Norway

Seafood is a delicacy along the coast of Southern Norway, where fish is plentiful, while inland traditional food and local products await.

What to do in Setesdal

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.

Where to eat in Setesdal

You will find a number of cosy restaurants with excellent cuisine in Setesdal, many of them featuring local produce.
  • Ad
  • Ad
  • Ad
  • Ad

Subscribe to newsletter