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Hovden i Setesdal

Hovden Museum of Iron Production

Hovden Museum of Iron Production Photo: Anders Martinsen Fotografer Hovden Museum of Iron Production Photo: peder Austerud
Hovden Museum of Iron Production Photo: Anders Martinsen Fotografer
Hovden Museum of Iron Production Photo: peder Austerud

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The Hovden Museum of Iron Production is built around a reconstructed melting facility and shows how coal and iron were extracted in the early Middle Ages. The museum has no written information, but by means of sound, light, smoke and scent, the visitor will be taken on a journey one thousand years back in time. The Viking will tell you his story (also in English).

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Hovden Museum of Iron Production - Photo: Anders Martinsen Fotografer

Hovden Museum of Iron Production

The Hovden Museum of Iron Production is built around a reconstructed melting facility and shows how coal and iron were extracted in the early Middle Ag...

Hovden Museum of Iron Production

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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.

Tourist Information for Setesdal

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

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.

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.

Getting to Hovden and around

With its central location in Southern Norway, Hovden is easily accessible from a number of towns in both southern and western Norway.

Key facts about Hovden

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