Hovden in Setesdal

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The popular ski resort Hovden is located in the municipality of Bykle. With its up-to-date, well-equipped ski centre, a creative terrain park, seemingly endless cross-country tracks and pleasant accommodation alternatives, Hovden is a complete winter destination.

Situated at approximately 800 m.a.s.l., Hovden generally offers long winters with stable snow conditions, and avid skiers appreciate a season that normally lasts from November to well into May.  For those who prefer winter hiking or showshoeing, we also have trails adapted for those activities.

Welcome to our winter wonderland!

Early start for cross-country skiing

Premium weather and temperature conditions made it possible to start the production of artificial snow in mid-November at the Hovden cross-country arena. Excellent news for eager skiers who want to explore our trails!

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Season opening December 2

Thanks to favourable weather and temperature conditions, the Hovden Alpine Centre will open to the public Saturday, Dec. 2.

Hovden Alpine Centre

The waterpark Hovden Badeland

Opening hours Oct. 16 -Dec. 20

Monday-Wednesday: Closed
Thursday-Friday: 13.00-18.00
Saturday-Sunday: 11.00-18.00

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Off-season museums

The museums in Bykle closed down for the season August 13, but at Lislestog and Huldreheimen you may still walk around and admire the traditional buildings from the outside. And at Hovden, the self-service Museum of iron production is open all year round (entry code available at the Tourist Information).

Hovden Museum of Iron Production

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