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Southern Norway Setesdal Bykle

Nature conservation area at Hovden

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In the Hovden Nature Protection Area, the Lislevatn Nature Reserve and the Vidmyr Nature Reserve, all vegetation is protected to preserve the unique flora and fauna.

Setesdal Vesthei - Ryfylkeheiene is a landscape conservation area, and the habitat of the southernmost wild reindeer population in Europe. These migratory animals require vast areas and are very sensitive to disturbances. Wild reindeer have roamed these mountains since the end of the last Ice Age.


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General

Effort level
  • Challenging
  • Easy
  • Expert
  • Medium
Landscape
  • Forest area
  • Mountain area
Season
  • Autumn
  • Spring
  • Summer

Outdoor Activities

Activities
  • Caving
Hiking
  • Marked trails
  • Multi-day (one or more days)
  • Short hikes (1-4 hours)

Facts

Landscape
Mountain area
Green Travel
The Nature conservation area at Hovden has obtained certification for their environmental efforts by:
Environmental certification of private and public enterprises, also tourism.
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