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Randonee skiing in Setesdal.
Photo: Anders Martinsen Fotografer

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


With snowshoes in the mountain
Randonee in Bykle / Hovden
Randonee in Bykle / Hovden
Randonee skiing to Kaldsfjødd
Kaldsfjødd is located opposite the Lislefjødd cabin village. The summit is easily accessible and suitable for beginners. This trip can also be made… more
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Randonee skiing to Lisle Storenut
Lisle Storenut is located in Breive and offers a long and wonderful descent. From the summit there are wide, smooth lines which gradually become… more
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Randonee skiing to 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… more
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Randonee skiing to Veringsnuten
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… more
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Randonee skiing to Søre Hartevassnuten
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… more
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Randonee skiing to Svånuten
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… more
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Randonee skiing to Glidbjørgnuten
Vestre Glidbjørgsnuten is located between Bykle and Hovden, east of the main road RV9. Although not that spectacular from a distance, the descent has… more
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Randonee skiing to Vråstøylsfjellet
Vråstøylsfjellet is located close to central Bykle and is one of the steepest alternatives in this area. The mountain is easily accessible from the… more
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Skiing equipment
Ski rentals in Hovden
Ski rentals in Hovden
Ski rental at Hovden Sport, in the centre of Hovden
In the ski rental at Hovden Sport you will find a wide selection of equipment at a nice price, and the expert staff will help you find exactly what… more
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Ski rental at Hovden Aktiv, located at the alpine skiing centre
A wide selection of equipment for alpine, telemark, cross-country, park and powder skiing, as well as snowboarding – for every skill level.… more
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LAGG ski & kaffe
LAGG ski & kaffe is a pleasant combination of ski shop, coffee bar and après-ski spot. These small and intimate premises are located between the… more
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    Safety in the mountains

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    Stay safe by following these simple rules of thumb:

    1. Plan your trip and inform others about the route you have selected.
    2. Adapt the planned routes according to ability and conditions.
    3. Pay attention to the weather and the avalanche warnings.
    4. Be prepared for bad weather and frost, even on short trips.
    5. Bring the necessary equipment so you can help yourself and others.
    6. Choose safe routes. Recognize avalanche terrain and unsafe ice.
    7. Use a map and a compass. Always know where you are.
    8. Don’t be ashamed to turn around.
    9. Conserve your energy and seek shelter if necessary.

    Read the mountain code with supplementary comments.

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