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Winter in Setesdal, Norway - Photo: Anders Martinsen Fotografer
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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.

In Evje, the southernmost municipality in the valley, cross-country enthusiasts can take advantage of 120 kilometers of groomed trails in beautiful surroundings, including a floodlit trail. The season here lasts from early December to mid-April.

Going north, the season lasts even longer, and if you seek peace and quiet, the mountain plateau above Bygland will let you experience nature at its best.

If you are keen on alpine skiing, the Brokke Alpine Centre in Valle is well worth a visit. In addition, Brokke offers excellent cross-country trails, including a floodlit trail.

Furthest north in Setesdal, in Hovden, the winter season lasts from November to May. The largest alpine centre in the region is still expanding and offers descents of all levels, as well as other activities and services. Hovden is also a paradise for cross-country skiers, with 160 kilometers of machine-groomed trails of international standard, including a popular floodlit trail. More information on skiing in Hovden.

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Last updated:  2013-07-30
Alpine ski school in Setesdal, Norway - Photo: Anders Martinsen Fotografer
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Winter in Setesdal, Norway - Photo: Anders Martinsen Fotografer

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.

Winter in Setesdal

Source: Visitnorway

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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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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.

About Setesdal

Tourist Information for Setesdal

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

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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