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Crossing river in the mountains of Hovden
Crossing river in the mountains of Hovden.
Photo: Anders Martinsen
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Summer in the mountains

Fishing, hiking, swimming, reaching new summits? Sightseeing? Culture?
Whatever you prefer, there are many good reasons for making a stop in Hovden. 

In the Hovden area there are many fishing lakes and hiking trails. For families the local summit hikes are very popular. On warm summer days we recommend a visit to the Hegni recreation area. This is an excellent starting point for a fishing trip, for a hike or for bicycle trips. You may also relax on the beach or take a swim in the lake.

The activity company Hovden Aktiv offers a number of exciting guided adventures such as river jumping, river snorkeling, downhill biking, elk safaris and mountain hikes.
The waterpark Hovden Badeland & Spa is a paradise for everyone, with pleasant water temperatures all year round.

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Enjoy the crystal clear water and the sound of the roaring river. Read more
Børtemannsbekken - round trip 10 km
A taste of the high mountains - also accessible for children. With central Hovden as a starting point, the summit is reached within one hour. Read more
Hartevassnuten - round trip 4 or 7 km
Søre Hartevassnuten      1155 m.a.s.l.          Along the lake Hartevatn… Read more
Søre Hartevassnuten - round trip 6 km
The 1919-metre Hovdenuten is one of the summits near Hovden. Enjoy magnificent views of Hovden and the surrounding mountains to the east and west. Read more
Hovdenuten - round trip 4 km
Hovdenuten - 1209 m.a.s.l The highest of the summits, marked from central Hovden. Follow the river Otra upstream on gravel road to the Hovden… Read more
Nos - return trip 4 km
You traverse a magnificent mountain terrain at an elevation of 1000 to 1200 m.a.s.l. To get the full benefit from such a trip - where you may explore… Read more
Cultural relics in the mountains - 3 to 4 days hike
Byklestigen is an old path up the hillside about 5 km south of the centre of Bykle. The path was first mentioned in sources from 1770, and until 1879,… Read more
Byklestigen - ancient path 2 km
Three-day cabin-to-cabin hike. As the first stretch only takes two and a half hours, you may start late afternoon or early evening; making this a… Read more
Three day cabin-to-cabin hike near Hovden
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 ,… Read more
Stølskardnuten - from the top of Nos
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