Hovden in Setesdal

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Surrounded by vast mountains, Hovden invites you to a magnificent hiking terrain suitable for the whole family.

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Family activities

Exciting adventures and challenges for young and old alike.

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The river Otra is one of the longest rivers in southern Norway and has its source just north of Hovden.

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The area has a network of marked bike trails, and at the Hovden Alpinsenter you may seek the challenge of downhill biking.

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Try to imagine what life was like in the old days. Or try to understand how rivers and lakes are converted into large dams which provide electricity.

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Distances from:

GPS: 59.559679, 7.355776

Kristiansand – 213 km / 3 h drive
Stavanger – 281 km / 5 h drive
Bergen – 258 km / 4,5 h drive
Oslo – 277 km / 4 h drive
Drammen - 234 km /3,5 h drive
Larvik - 226 km / 3,5 h drive

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