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Easy powder access

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.
Veringsnuten in Hovden
Veringsnuten, Hovden
Ingrid Margrethe Bjåen
Hartevassnuten at Hovden
Hartevassnuten, Hovden
Ingrid Margrethe Bjåen
Kaldseggi at Hovden
Kaldseggi, Hovden
Ingrid Margrethe Bjåen
Svånuten at Hovden
Svånuten, Bykle
Ingrid Margrethe Bjåen

Find the perfect line

Think safety when choosing a line down the mountain. Our suggestions are just recommendations. Read the terrain carefully, and consider the current snow and weather conditions. You are responsible for your own safety.

Good planning is half the battle

Before setting out you should gather information about snow and weather conditions. Local tourist information offices, ski schools and ski rentals will help you. For the Hovden area, map sheets describing the various randonee routes have been prepared, and these are available at the tourist information office.

We also recommend some useful websites: 
skredkart.ngi.no / varsom.no


Randonee in Bykle / Hovden
Kaldsfjødd is located opposite the Lislefjødd cabin village. The summit is easily accessible and suitable for beginners. This trip can also be made… Read more
Randonee skiing to Kaldsfjødd
Lisle Storenut is located in Breive and offers a long and wonderful descent. From the summit there are wide, smooth lines which gradually become… Read more
Randonee skiing to Lisle Storenut
Storenut is located in Breive and is true to its name (“Big mountain”). It is a huge mountain with cliffs and steep slopes. Experience from skiing in… Read more
Randonee skiing to Storenut
Veringsnuten is located west of Breive, with ascent at the end of the construction road towards the lake Førsvatn. This is a tall and imposing… Read more
Randonee skiing to Veringsnuten
Søre Hartevassnuten is the most accessible summit in the Hovden area, and might be a good starting point for beginners. It is also suitable for… Read more
Randonee skiing to Søre Hartevassnuten
In 2017 a so-called “låm” (ski trail, piste) was cleared, based on descriptions of where the Norwegian ski pioneer Sondre Norheim… Read more
Randonnee skiing in Sondrelåmi, Valle
Svånuten is located near Ørnefjell, between Hovden and Bykle. This might be the best alternative for beginners in the Hovden area. Going up, you have… Read more
Randonee skiing to Svånuten
Vestre Glidbjørgsnuten is located between Bykle and Hovden, east of the main road RV9. Although not that spectacular from a distance, the descent has… Read more
Randonee skiing to Glidbjørgnuten
Vråstøylsfjellet is located close to central Bykle and is one of the steepest alternatives in this area. The mountain is easily accessible from the… Read more
Randonee skiing to Vråstøylsfjellet
The Bjørnevasshytta tourist cabin is a good starting point for several randonnées. This is a no-service cabin belonging to the Norwegian… Read more
Randonnee skiing to Strandenuten at Bjørnevatn
Holfjell , 1294 m.a.s.l., is located north-east of the tourist cabin Bjørnevasshytta and offers versatile skiing. With Bjørnevasshytta… Read more
Randonnee skiing to Holfjell, Bjørnevatn
This is the only summit in Setesdal which offers a descent of one thousand height metres. Some logistic planning is required, however, including the… Read more
Randonnee skiing to Hengjefjell in Valle
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