You will find a number of alpine resorts in Southern Norway. A lot of slopes for cross-country skiing are also available.
There are four major skiing destinations in Southern Norway, and they are closer than you might think. From Kristiansand you spend from one to three hours to get to the destinations.
The season normally starts in late November and lasts until Easter/late April.
Hovden reigns supreme at the top of Setesdal and is undeniably our region's largest winter destination. In winter there is also an annual snow-sculpture festival her, where sculpturers and artists from all over the world participates. Winter in Hovden, located 850 metres above sea level in the Setesdal Valley in Southern Norway, guarantees a long snow season.
Sirdal is a reliable ski destination snow wise. Most ski fields are located at 500-1,000 metres. Sirdal boasts five skiing areas and 200 kilometres of cross-country tracks.
Ski trails are prepared all over Southern Norway, in Hovden, Sirdal, and smaller destinations. Here are some tips for the best ski trails in Southern Norway.
Winter and snow is not only skiing, but you may also participate and try out alternative winter activities like dog-sledging, ice-skating, ice-fishing, kiting and snow-rafting.
Swimming is also a popular children activity in winter, but it is usually performed indoors. Hovden Badeland or Sørlandsbadet in Lyngdal has activities for the whole family if or when you are tired of playing in the snow.
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Winter in Southern Norway is downhill or cross-country skiing in the mountains of Hovden or Sirdal. Alpine skiing and snowboarding is popular too.
Winter activities in Southern Norway
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