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.

But also during the other seasons Hovden has a lot to offer: The fairly quiet month of May is the time to move away from the beaten track and explore the backcountry. In mid/late June, several outdoor activities and various attractions open to the public, and concerts, exhibitions and other events are under way.

In July, August and well into the autumn, Hovden is a paradise for hikers. From short, easy family hikes to long mountain treks, our guests are guaranteed a spectacular experience – especially when the intense, beautiful mountain colours come to life.

Autumn holidays at Hovden

Great autumn colours, great activities, great local food and great music. These are some of the great experiences that await you when choosing Hovden as your destination during weeks 40 and 41, the Norwegian school holidays.

Autumn holiday programme (in Norwegian)

Activities for young and old alike

Summer and autumn activities

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Autumn hikes

Enjoy the splendid colours of autumn

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The waterpark Hovden Badeland

Opning hours Aug. 14 - Sept. 29:

Monday & Tuesday closed
Wednesday-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

Chairlift to the summit

Fast and easy access to the mountains

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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