The mountain village in upper Setesdal
Hovden is located in the municipality of Bykle in upper Setesdal and is the largest ski destination in this part of Norway. If you love the mountains, this is the place for you. If you are travelling through, either on the way north or south, you have many good reasons to stop here. Hovden offers a number of activities, places to eat and places of accommodation.
At Hovden there are many good fishing lakes and nice hiking trails. The summit hikes are popular for the whole family. On hot summer days, the Hegni outdoor area is a popular spot whether you can swim, fish, cycle or hike.
The Hovden Water Park & Spa is a year-round paradise for people of all ages.
You should also set aside some time for a round on the Ørnefjell Golf Course, situated 720 meters above sea level. The beautiful scenery provides an extra dimension.
In the winter, Hovden offers 170 kilometers of cross-country trails that are groomed daily, from forest trails in the lowlands to high mountain trails. Hovden Alpinsenter has slopes adapted to all levels, some of which are floodlit and open several days a week.