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Hovden i Setesdal

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 reserve
    • bog

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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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Top activities in Southern Norway

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

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.

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.

Hovden

Hovden is located in the upper Setesdal region and is the largest ski destination in the southern part of Norway.

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.

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.
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