Our goal is to offer a complete trail network, but the snow and weather conditions are the decisive factors. Safety is our main concern, and if we find the conditions too risky, the trails will not be groomed until the weather improves.
Before you start your trip, we recommend that you check the snow report for the actual area. It tells you about which trails are groomed and also provides some general information about the conditions.
We would also like to point out that the weather changes quickly in the mountains. A freshly groomed trail may disappear in minutes if the wind is strong.
Be prepared for the weather and observe the mountain code.
Hovden boasts 190 kilometres of cross-country trails which are daily groomed during the season. From sheltered trails in the forest to the open country, you are guaranteed to find your favourite! We have trails for young children and beginners, and for those of you who want to experience the wide mountain expanses. The trails are groomed for classic as well as skate skiing.
The snow report is updated daily in the winter season.
Snow report "Skisporet"
Nearly every village in Setesdal valley has a floodlit trail. The lights are on until 23.00 hrs.
In Evje there are two floodlit trails; one near Evjemoen and one at Høgås, north of Evje.
In Valle it is located in Brokke.
In Bykle there are two floodlit trails; one in central Bykle and one in Hovden.
Sesilåmi runs from Brokke in Setesdal to Sinnes in Sirdal, 52 km of true winter experience. The race was arranged for the first time in 1976, and has since then attracted many cross-country enthusiasts.
HovdenTour runs in the mountains around Hovden. Choose between two distances; 42 or 22 kilometres.
Watch the film from HovdenTour 2015.
Setesdal is known for its steep mountainsides, rising from the valley floor and easily accessible from the main road RV 9. In the upper part of the valley, in Valle and Bykle, several mountains are suitable for randonee skiing. Berg in Valle is the starting point for a trip that will give you a 1000-metre descent, and at Hovden you may conquer several summits in just one day.
Hovden boasts 170 kilometres of cross-country trails which are daily groomed during the season. From sheltered trails in the forest to the open country, you are guaranteed to find your favourite! We have trails for young children and beginners, and for those of you who want to experience the wide mountain expanses. The trails are groomed for classic as well as skate skiing.
In the southern part of the Setesdal valley, in Evje and Hornnes, the local sports club has an elaborate network of ski trails, mainly in the forest. Further north is the ski resort Brokke in Valle. Here, the trails are closer to the mountains, approx. 700 metres a.s.l. Even further north you may enjoy the extensive trail network at Hovden, leading up to mountain plateaus at an elevation of about 1200 metres.
Norway is an incredible place to explore, with untamed mythical landscapes, mountains, valleys, and fjords. Before you enter the outdoors, get familiar with the nine simple rules of the Norwegian mountain code to help you stay safe.