Go to content Go to navigation
What's close to you?
Visit Norway tells you what's happening near by, where you are.


Contact information


Valle Municipality is the silversmithing capital of Norway.
On your way through Setesdal, be sure to visit one of the silversmiths.
A little history: After having extracted iron for thousands of years,
the peasant smiths gradually started the search for more precious metals. A copper mine was opened at Straume, near Rysstad, 400 years ago. Silver,however, had to be acquired elsewhere, and the
first silversmiths probably used raw materials stolen from the silver
mine in the town of Kongsberg.
The silversmiths today use various
techniques, including hammering, engraving, casting and filigree.
The smiths used to make all their tools themselves. At present, torch lamps have been replaced by propane, and materials are available in the form of thread, plates and hard solder. However,
the production process is largely the same today as in former times.
The Setesdal costume requires a lot of silver, and traditionally different ornaments were worn for everyday use and formal occasions.
The art of making silver flourished - especially in the Hylestad area. At present, about 35 persons work full or part time as silversmiths. They produce various kinds of jewellery for national
costumes and create new designs for plain clothes.
Handmade silver jewellery from Setesdal is highly competitive with manufactured
silver products both with respect to beauty and price. Hand-crafted,
with guarantee and registered mark.
Visit the silversmiths!
Sylvbui Rysstad, Sølvgarden Hotell & Feriesenter
Sylvartun, Nomeland
l Setesdalsylv, Valle
Embed this article

Copy and paste this code into your blog/website



Silversmithing Valle Municipality is the silversmithing capital of Norway. On your way through Setesdal, be sure to visit one of the silversmiths. A...


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.


Listings for Valle

Find providers and contact information

More about this area

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.

Winter in Hovden

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

Getting to Setesdal and around

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.

Top activities in Southern Norway

Enjoy famous bands at the music festivals, go fishing, cycling and hiking, or see lions at at Kristiansand Zoo and Amusement Park.

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.

Key facts about Hovden

Located in the county of Aust-Agder, Hovden is the largest ski destination in Southern Norway.
  • Ad
  • Ad
  • Ad
  • Ad

Subscribe to newsletter