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RV9, known as the "Setesdal Road", is the main road between Bergen and Kristiansand. Using a private car is the most convenient way to get to Setesdal, but public transport is also an option.
Driving non-stop on RV9, you will cross Setesdal, from Evje in the south to Hovden in the north, in two hours. However, we recommend several stops on the journey to explore this picturesque part of Norway.
Coach connections from the eastern and western parts of Norway are provided by the bus company Nor-Way Bussekspress, which travels between Oslo, Bergen or Stavanger.
Connections from the southern parts of Norway are provided by the bus company Setesdal Bilruter which serves the distance between Kristiansand and Haukeli.
As the Setesdal valley neither has a rail service nor an airport, most of our visitors get here by bus or by private car. However, a lot of people prefer to explore the valley by motorbike or bicycle.
Watch the music video "Riket i to" from the band Løvlands Allé.
The music video takes you on a spectacular and unique journey through all four seasons of Norwegian nature. The Brokke-Suleskar road, the location for the video, is a mountain pass that connects Setesdal with Stavanger, the Pulpit Rock and the Kjerag boulder. This scenic road is normally open from end May to end October, depending on weather conditions. www.suleskarvegen.no
The Setesdal valley is an obvious meeting- and starting point for excursions in Southern Norway.
Within a few hours drive you can see some of the best scenery Norway has to offer.
Distances to Hardanger (Odda):
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