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Nature conservation area at Hovden

Nature conservation area at Hovden Photo: Anders Martinsen Fotografer Nature conservation area at Hovden Photo: Anders Martinsen Fotografer Nature conservation area at Hovden Photo: Anders Martinsen Fotografer Nature conservation area at Hovden Photo: Audun Aaby
Nature conservation area at Hovden Photo: Anders Martinsen Fotografer
Nature conservation area at Hovden Photo: Anders Martinsen Fotografer
Nature conservation area at Hovden Photo: Anders Martinsen Fotografer
Nature conservation area at Hovden Photo: Audun Aaby

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In the Hovden Nature Protection Area, the Lislevatn Nature Reserve and the Vidmyr Nature Reserve, all vegetation is protected to preserve the unique flora and fauna.

Setesdal Vesthei - Ryfylkeheiene is a landscape conservation area, and the habitat of the southernmost wild reindeer population in Europe. These migratory animals require vast areas and are very sensitive to disturbances. Wild reindeer have roamed these mountains since the end of the last Ice Age.

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Nature conservation area at Hovden - Photo: Anders Martinsen Fotografer

Nature conservation area at Hovden

In the Hovden Nature Protection Area, the Lislevatn Nature Reserve and the Vidmyr Nature Reserve, all vegetation is protected to preserve the unique...

Nature conservation area at Hovden

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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.

Setesdal

The Setesdal Valley stretches 147 kilometres in beautiful mountain scenery between Evje in the south and Hovden, a popular ski resort, in the north.

Key facts about Southern Norway

Sørlandet is the southernmost region of Norway, with 30 municipalities and approximately 285,000 inhabitants.

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.

Shopping in Setesdal

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

Sørlandet - The Norwegian Riviera

The Norwegian Riviera has been the number one summer holiday destination for Norwegians for decades, while remaining a hidden gem for many visitors.
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