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Valle, the heart of 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 1,300 inhabitants in 1,290 square kilometres. Between towering mountainsides, along the river Otra, people have settled for centuries. 

In the vast mountain areas on both sides of the valley you can enjoy peace and quiet and re-charge your batteries. Valle offers excellent starting points for mountain hikes, whether you prefer day trips or plan to spend several days hiking from cabin to cabin.
The steep rock walls in the area attract a growing number of climbers every year. With more than two hundred routes there are challenges for climbers regardless of previous experience.

Valle is the silversmithing capital of Norway. On your way through Setesdal, be sure to visit one of the silversmiths. Handmade jewellery from Setesdal is highly competetive with manufactured silver products both with respect to beauty and price.
The museum in Rysstad takes you on a journey through the culture, history and traditions of Setesdal.

What to do in Valle

Where to stay in Valle

Hiking routes
Gloppefoss is one of the highest waterfalls in the Setesdal Valley, with a great flow of water through the whole summer season. Read more
Daytrip to Gloppefoss waterfall in Valle
Einang is a distinctive mountain peak in Valle. Read more
Einang - return trip 3,4 km
The hike over the Homfjellet mountain to the village Homme takes you through magnificent scenery with breathtaking views. Read more
Homfjellet - round trip 8,5 km
The new walking path "Neire Lauvås" (Lower Lauvås) is centrally located in Valle. It starts from the cattle grid above the… Read more
Neire Lauvåsen - round trip 2,3 km
A walking path with rich impressions of nature and culture Read more
Kvernhusvegen - round trip 4,2 km
Kvisletoppen (780 m.a.s.l.) is the top station of Brokke Alpinsenter, surrounded by a magnificent terrain ideal for summer and winter activities.… Read more
Kvisletoppen - round trip 5 km
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… Read more
Løefjell - round trip 5 km
Uvedalsfjellet (795 m.a.s.l.) is one of four summits surrounding Brokke, offering spectacular views. The hike starts at Brokkestøylen, along… Read more
Uvedalsfjell - round trip 5-7 km
Vardefjellet (819 m.a.s.l.) is one of four summits surrounding Brokke, offering spectacular views. The hike starts at Brokkestøylen, along the… Read more
Vardefjell - round trip 5-7 km
Take a walk in Rysstad Turpark, nature park, just south of the centre of Rysstad. The park is signposted from Highway 9. From the car park, a path… Read more
The Rysstad nature park - return trip 4 km
With its polished surface, Mt. Nomelandsfjellet is a landmark in Valle and an attractive goal for climbers. The hiking trail starts on the western… Read more
Nomelandsfjellet return trip 12 km
Mt. Ljomsnuten, at 1,268 m, is the highest peak in the mountains east of Valle. Read more
Ljomsnuten 15 km return trip
Rygnestad/Flateland is one of 20 cultural landscapes in Norway appointed by the Norwegian Enviroment Directorate.  The buildings up hill is the… Read more
Rygnestad - round trip 2,5 km
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