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Hovden i Setesdal

Hiking at Hovden

Hiking at Hovden Photo: Anders Martinsen Fotografer Hiking at Hovden Photo: anders Martinsen Fotografer Hiking at Hovden Photo: Anders Martinsen Fotografer Hiking at Hovden Photo: Anders Martinsen Fotografer Hiking at Hovden Photo: Anders Martinsen Fotografer
Hiking at Hovden Photo: Anders Martinsen Fotografer
Hiking at Hovden Photo: anders Martinsen Fotografer
Hiking at Hovden Photo: Anders Martinsen Fotografer
Hiking at Hovden Photo: Anders Martinsen Fotografer
Hiking at Hovden Photo: Anders Martinsen Fotografer

Hike facts

Effort level
  • Easy
  • Medium
  • Challenging
  • Expert
Duration
  • 4 days
  • 2 hours
Landscape
  • Mountain
  • Forest
Season:
June - October

Contact information

Description

Hovden offers a varied hiking terrain. Choose between the distinctive peak Hovdenuten with its magnificent views, or the smooth, sloping rocks along the stream Børtemannsbekken. Take the chairlift to the summit of Nos, or explore the mountains by hiking to one of the cabins of the Norwegian Trekking Association (DNT) near Hovden. Some of our trails are accessible for prams and wheelchairs, and several trips may be combined with fishing. The Tourist Information and the accommodation providers will be pleased to assist you in the planning, whether you prefer a short family day trip or a more challenging experience. We recommend that you buy the Hovden tour map before you start. This is available at the Tourist Information, Hovden Sport and at the various places of accommodation.

Categories

  • Hiking Hiking
  • Cycling Cycling

Facilities

  • Nature and terrain

    • light
    • mountain
    • view
    • hilly
    • bog
    • birch
    • mountainous terrain
    • heather
    • high mountain plateau
    • difference in altitude
    • water
    • hiking area
    • steep
  • Grading

    • medium
    • challenging
    • expert
    • easy
  • Season

    • august
    • june
    • september
    • july
    • october
  • Duration

    • 4 days
    • 2 hours
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Hiking at Hovden

Hovden offers a varied hiking terrain. Choose between the distinctive peak Hovdenuten with its magnificent views, or the smooth, sloping rocks along t...

Hiking at Hovden

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Key facts about Hovden

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

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.

Tourist Information for Setesdal

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

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 attractions in Southern Norway

Enjoy a stroll around Lyngør and Merdø, take a boat trip through Blindleia and visit Lindesnes Lighthouse, Norway’s southernmost point.
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