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!

Cross-country skiing

Excellent conditions in a winter wonderland.

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Alpine skiing

Experience excellent slopes in magnificent surroundings at Hovden.

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Winter hiking trails

Hovden has two winter hiking trails intended for cross-country skiers, for those who prefer walking on foot and for those who use snowshoes.

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Restaurants etc.

Enjoy a tasty meal in one of Hovden's restaurants, or order a takeaway meal. The choice is yours!

Food and drink

The waterpark Hovden Badeland

No matter how cold it is outside, the waterpark boasts water temperatures of 30 centigrades all year round.

Please note: Closed for annual maintenance April 15 to May 24

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Hovden is located here

Kristiansand – 213 km, app. 3h
Stavanger – 281 km, app. 5h
Bergen – 258 km, app. 4,5h
Oslo – 277 km, app. 4,5h