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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 Hovden

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

What to do in Southern Norway

Hike or bike along coastal trails. Go skiing, climbing or rafting. Enjoy festivals and other cultural events. Deep-sea fishing is popular too.

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.

Tourist information for Hovden

The Hovden Tourist Information Office is located in Hovdetun, right in the centre of Hovden.

Tourist Information in Southern Norway

"Sørlandet" Southern Norway comprises of 7 different regions, and each of the regions has one or more tourist-informations.

Winter in Hovden

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