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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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Visit the Hovden Museum of Iron Production, the Vatnedalen dams or Bykle Old Church, one of the smallest and most beautiful churches in Norway.

Winter in Setesdal

Thanks to its location and climate, the entire Setesdal Valley enjoys long and stable winters. Hovden is the largest alpine centre in the region.

Where to stay in Hovden

Stay at Bjåen Fjellstove, Norway's first eco-lodge, or at Hovden Høyfjellshotell for magnificent mountain views. You can rent your own cabin too.

Attractions in Setesdal

The Setesdal Valley has centuries-long traditions in the silversmith's craft and folk music. The beautiful minerals are of course, even older.

Key facts about Hovden

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

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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