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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...

Hovden Museum of Iron Production

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

What to do in Hovden

Hike one of several summits in the Hovden area, fish for trout in one of the local lakes, or go cross-country skiing on top-class tracks come winter.

What to do in Kragerø

Opportunities for an active holiday abound in Kragerø. Activities include cycling, canoeing, golf and sea rafting, among others.

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Camp by the Byglandsfjord or spend the night in an old-fashioned wooden tourist cabin - the choice is yours in Setesdal.

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.

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Take a hike to the top of Nos, Hovden's highest peak, or follow the Lundane and Galten trails on cross-country skis.
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