The landscape varies from rich, green lowlands to wild and beautiful mountains. The road passes through many villages; new vistas await you around every bend. Choose peaceful days relaxing by your cabin, swim in the lake or raft the foaming rapids. Enjoy the wonderful hiking terrain and numerous other attractions.
In winter the two northernmost municipalities offer a wide range of activities. The Brokke Alpine Centre is situated in Valle while Hovden, in Bykle, is the largest and best-known winter destination in the valley.
Explore this interesting area only one hour by car from Kristiansand. The gateway to Setesdal offers a number of activities and is also renowned for its minerals.
The lake Byglandsfjord is 34 km long and is part of the river Otra. This gives wonderful recreation opportunities in idyllic surroundings. Enjoy one of the beautiful beaches along the lake.
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 1,300 inhabitants in 1,290 square kilometres. Between towering mountainsides, along the river Otra, people have settled for centuries.
Hovden is located in upper Setesdal and is the largest ski destination in the southern part of Norway. The area offers great opportunities for enjoying life in the mountains. Whether you are northbound for the fjord country or southbound for the coast, you will find many good reasons for making a stop here.
The typical overnight stop in Setesdal is a camping site with cabins. There is a wide selection of camping sites, ranging from basic ones to some offering five-star comfort. If you prefer other accommodation, for example hotel or apartment, you will find individual establishments with their own distinctive style.