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Welcome to the Setesdal valley
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The Setesdal valley is centrally located in Southern Norway and easily accessible from continental Europe.  
The highway RV9 passes through many villages and the landscape varies from flat countryside to wild and beautiful mountains. Around every bend, in the 210-kilometre long valley, new vistas and activities await you.
In the winter you can choose between two skiing destinations; Brokke and Hovden.

In the Setesdal valley you will find living silver handicraft and traditional music. In the countryside or in exhibitions, you can see minerals from "the beginning of time". Iron production from the Viking Age, local building styles, art and handicraft are exhibited in the valley's museums.

Choose peaceful days relaxing by your cabin or take a swim in the lake or go rafting in the foaming rapids

As you explore our impressive landscape, please show consideration for your surroundings for the benefit of future generations.

Have a nice stay in the Setesdal.

Trout served by Hovden Fjellstoge
Where to eat
Where to eat
Revsnes Hotell, Restaurant
With good experiences naturally comes good food. The a la carte menu at Revsnes hotel offers a mix of continental cuisine and traditional courses from… more
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Sølvgarden Hotell & Feriesenter
Welcome to Sølvgarden Hotell og Feriesenter! Here you will find modern accommodation and wonderful food. The building is decorated with items from the… more
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« Stomp & Vatn »
Literally translated as «Bread & Water», this restaurant in central Hovden has a wide selection of dishes: lunch, dinner, small dishes and cakes. The… more
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Bykle Hotel - restaurant
Bykle Hotel is situated 100 metres from the main road Rv 9 and has a pleasant restaurant and cafeteria. The restaurant normally seats 36 guests, but… more
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Hovdestøylen Hotel & Lodge
The Hovdestøylen restaurant is open daily from 18.00. Choose from our à la carte and pizza menus. Takeaway pizza also available. "Steak evening" every… more
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Hovden Fjellstoge Restaurant
Visit our pleasant restaurant, where we take pride in using local produce and preserving local traditions. The requirements of our guests have always… more
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Restaurant Furumo
Furumo is located in the yellow house right in the center of Hovden. The venerable old wooden house, has historically been the cafe, post office,… more
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Tip Top burger og sånt
Tip Topp burger og sånt, centrally located in Evje, has a wide selection of hamburgers, baguettes,pizza, hot dogs and various warm dishes. In the… more
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Pernille cafeteria
Breakfast, lunch and dinner Open daily from 08.00 hours - Cafeteria - Restaurant more
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Skikroa cafeteria
Large cafeteria with a variety of small dishes, baguettes, soups, salad bar, pizzas and hamburgers. Enjoy your meal inside or on our spacious terrace.… more
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Offpiste Hovden - pizzeria and afterski
Offpiste is Hovden’s most energetic restaurant and bar. For lunch Italian pizza is served, baked in a wood-heated oven by our brilliant pizza bakers.… more
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Hovden Alpin Lodge, restaurant and meeting place
Located in the middle of the slopes, this exceptional restaurant offers lunch and dinner, après-ski and cocktails. The chef has prepared an exciting,… more
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Open camp site in Setesdal
Camping sites
Camping sites
Kilefjorden Camping
Cabins, boats and fishing. Kilefjorden, a 3-star campsite, is located along highway 9 in Setesdal, 45 km north of Kristiansand. In these beautiful… more
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Mineralparken - Accommodation
Accommodation available in refurbished apartment in cog-joint timber house called "Setesdalshus" from the 1700s. The apartment has large, spacious… more
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Hornnes Camping
Hornnes Camping was established in 1934 and have been affiliated with NAF (Norwegian Automobile Federation) since 1936. We have 110 spaces for rent,… more
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Fennefoss Camping
Camping by the river Otra! Campsite with 14 cabins for 2 to 5 persons. Situated near the river Otra, 3 km south of Evje. Kiosk. Renovated sanitary… more
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Odden Camping
Campsite in beautiful natural surroundings! Located by the river Otra, in walking distance from shops. Bikes, fishing gear and canoes for hire. Guided… more
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Oddestemmen Camping
A small and quiet camping place with space for about 18 camper units and 3 cabins with 2, 3 and 5 beds. There are also campervan facilities. The… more
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TrollAktiv accommodation
Lavvos (tepee tents) - these accommodate up to 12 persons sleeping in a ring around a central fireplace. The sleeping platform is raised above floor… more
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Neset Camping
Open all year! Neset Camping is a peaceful, 4-star campsite situated in beautiful surroundings on a headland overlooking Byglandsfjorden, by Highway… more
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Longerak Hyttesenter og Camping
Just one hour's drive from Kristiansand! Idyllic family campsite by the lake of Byglandsfjorden, next to Highway 9. Trampoline, playground, kiosk,… more
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Longerakhyttene
Lakeside cabins! In beautiful surroundings by the lake of Byglandsfjorden you will find the Longerak cabins. Each cabin has a separate shoreline and… more
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Reiårsfossen Camp
Reiårsfossen Camping (May-Sept.) Hostel, 28 rooms - 49 beds 7 camping cabins - 28 beds Tent/caravans/caravanettes Kiosk Function rooms available by… more
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Sølvgarden Hotell & Feriesenter
Welcome to Sølvgarden Hotell og Feriesenter! Here you will find modern accommodation and wonderful food. The building is decorated with items from the… more
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Tveiten Camping
Located in Setesdal, about 3 km south of Valle, by Tveitetunet. We have 10 comfortable cabins and a large car park with power supply. Tveiten is an… more
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Kallefoss Cabin Park
5 km north of Valle, just 20 metres from the river Otra. Excellent opportunities for fishing, swimming and sunbathing. Newly refurbished 4-person… more
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Flateland Camping
Situated in Setesdal by the Otra, about 6 km north of Valle. 3-star campsite with cabins and modern sanitary facilities. Good point of departure for… more
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Sanden Såre
In beautiful surroundings, near the river, only 9 km north of Valle, are facilities for caravanettes with hook-up points for electricity and water.… more
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Hovden Fjellstoge, accommodation
On the top of the Setesdal Valley, 2.7 km north of central Hovden, you find Hovden Fjellstoge. In beautiful surroundings close to the river Otra,… more
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Signpost to the hiking trails
Hiking routes
Hiking routes
Børtemannsbekken
This is a round trip following both sides of the river for approximately 3 kilometres. It takes you above the treeline and provides a nice view of the… more
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Reach the summit Hartevassnuten from central Hovden
From central Hovden there are marked hiking trails to four summits. The 1068-metre Hartevassnuten is one of those. From here, there are magnificent… more
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Stølskardnuten - from the top of Nos
From the top of Nos ( the ski-lift) , there are two routes. One path goes past "Støylsskardet" and crosses "Støylskardnuten". It reaches path nr.11 ,… more
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To the summit-Hovdenuten
Hovdenuten- 1119 m.a.s.l 6 km Hovdenuten offers splendid views, due to the mountain's prominence. Follow the road from Hovden centre to the bottom of… more
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Søre Hartevassnuten
Søre Hartevassnuten 1155 m.a.s.l. Along the lake Hartevatn is the mountain range Hartevassnutane, consisting of several distinct summits. Søre… more
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Summit trip with pram
Otrosåsen and Røyrvikåsen The cross-country arena , located 2 km to the southwest of Hovden centre, is an excellent destination for outings in summer.… more
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Cultural relics in the mountains between Hovden and Haukeliseter
The mountain area between Hovden and Haukeli is a treasure chest of cultural relics. The route has its starting point at the Hovden Alpine Centre… more
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Daytrip to Gloppefoss waterfall in Valle
Make sure not to miss this gorgeous scenery. Gloppefoss is one of the highest waterfalls in the Setesdal Valley, with a great flow of water through… more
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Kvernhusvegen walking path in Valle
Start from Valle school where you will find a car park and an information board. Follow the road southward to Harstad and continue on the path. At the… more
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Løefjell 934 m.o.h
Løefjell (934 m.a.s.l.) is one of four summits surrounding Brokke. It offers a spectacular view of Brokke and the landscape conservation area Setesdal… more
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Uvedalsfjellet 795 moh
Uvedalsfjellet (795 m.a.s.l.) is one of four summits surrounding Brokke, offering spectacular views. The hike starts at Brokkestøylen, along the… more
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Vardefjellet 819 moh
Vardefjellet (819 m.a.s.l.) is one of four summits surrounding Brokke, offering spectacular views. The hike starts at Brokkestøylen, along the… more
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Kvisletoppen 780 m.o.h - Brokke
Kvisletoppen (780 m.a.s.l.) is the top station of Brokke Alpinsenter, surrounded by a magnificent terrain ideal for summer and winter activities.… more
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Himmelsyna, 649 m.o.h.
Himmelsyna is a familiar concept in this part of Norway. Excellent views from the summit in good weather. To the south you can see as far as the… more
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Bertesknapen, 652 m.o.h
The highest summit in the original municipality of Evje, recognizable by the white dome of the approach radar for Kjevik Airport, Kristiansand. The… more
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The Nature Trail - Evje
The Nature Trail starts at Oddeskogen and passes through woods and fields to the Evje Mineral Trail (Evje Mineralsti). Along the trail there are… more
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Ørnefjell 371 m.o.h
Ørnefjell ("Eagle Mountain") is centrally located, with Oddeskogen as a starting point. The trail winds through forest and has some steep sections.… more
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Fennefossfjellet, 490 m.o.h
The summit Fennefossfjellet is a well known, local landmark, easily visible from all directions with its tall radio/TV/cellphone tower. The trail… more
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Evje lysløype 185 m.o.h
This is a year-round trail developed and maintained in collaboration between the sports club Otra IL, the municipality and the national defence. It… more
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Masi 360 m.o.h
Masi is a viewpoint behind the Dåsnesmoen residential area in Hornnes. The trail follows a path through forest terrain. There are several open spaces… more
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How to get here
Villages
Villages
Evje and Hornnes in Setesdal
Explore this interesting area only one hour by car from Kristiansand. The gateway to Setesdal offers a number of activities and is… more
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Bygland, Byglandsfjord and Ose in Setesdal
The lake Byglandsfjord is 34 km  long and is part of the river Otra. This gives wonderful recreation opportunities in idyllic… more
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Valle and Rysstad in Setesdal
Valle and Rysstad are good places to stop and enjoy the surroundings and the local culture. There is plenty of space in the Valle area, with… more
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Hovden and Bykle in Setesdal
Hovden is located in upper Setesdal  and is the largest ski destination in the southern part of Norway. The area offers great opportunities… more
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