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Characterised by high peaks and scenic lakes, Sirdal is a picturesque mountain region in south-western Norway that offers year-round nature adventures.

With more than 3,000 cabins and holiday homes in total, Sirdal is a popular ski resort. Here you can choose from five ski fields and around 200 kilometres of groomed and marked cross-country trails.

In summer, the beautiful and varied walking terrain in Sirdal makes it a great base for hikers of all levels. The Stavanger Trekking Association (STF) has an extensive network of marked trails in the Sirdal area and neighbouring mountain regions. In total the local hiking network consists of more than 1,000 kilometres of trails, and more than 40 cabins to stay in.

If you rather feel like climbing a mountain, more than 100 bolted routes can be found in Sirdal. The largest climbing areas are located in Hunnedalen, Liland and Sirekrok. Here you will find plenty of options for both rock climbing and bouldering.

The Suleskar road, from Suleskar in Sirdal to Brokke in Setesdal, is known as south-western Norway’s highest altitude road connection, with the road’s highest point reaching 1050 metres above sea level. The road offers a varied scenery and has become an eldorado for motorbike enthusiasts.

A larger part of Sirdal is located in the SVR Conservation Area. This is where the southernmost wild reindeer breed in Europe has its home. The purpose of the conservation area is to maintain a large area where the reindeer can graze, and to minimize the disturbance made by humans.

There is nothing more satisfying than biting into a mouthwatering meal of local, fresh and hearty dishes after a day out in the wilderness, and the food in Sirdal has historically catered for an appetite induced by the great outdoors. The top three dishes served in the area are reindeer roast, lamb roast and fried trout, often accompanied with wild berries and mushrooms that are growing locally.

At Sirdal Mountain Museum in Kvæven you can learn more about life in Sirdal in the last century. If you by any chance happen to visit Sirdal in September, do not miss the annual sheep fair, when 5,000 sheep stroll down the main road through the valley. The festival brings together lots of people from Sirdal and beyond, to meet friends and to party in the evenings – or just to visit and watch the spectacle take place. Experience stunning nature with a visit to Sirdalen in beautiful Southern Norway.

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