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Hovden is a fishing village in Bø Municipality in Nordland county, Norway. The village is located at the northern tip of a peninsula on the island of Langøya, on the west side of the Malnesfjorden. The ocean lies to the north and west of the village. The road that goes to Hovden ends at the village.

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1 - Malnesberget

Malnesberget is a 529-meter mountain in the municipality of Bø in Nordland county, Norway. The mountain stands on the western side of the large island of Langøya, along the Malnesfjorden, just south of the villages of Hovden and Malnes.

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2 - Bø i Vesterålen

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Vesterålen is a district and archipelago in Nordland county, Norway. It is located just north of the Lofoten district and archipelago and west of the town of Harstad.

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Why should you visit Hovden ?

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How to visit Hovden ?

Hovden, a picturesque village in southern Norway, is a must-visit destination for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers. The village is located in the Setesdal Valley and is renowned for its stunning landscapes, skiing opportunities, and outdoor activities. Traveling to Hovden is a great choice for those seeking an authentic Norwegian experience, away from the crowds of more popular tourist destinations.

To get to Hovden, the nearest airport is Oslo Gardermoen (OSL). From there, you can either rent a car for the approximately four-hour drive or take a bus to Hovden. There are regular bus services from Oslo to Hovden, with a journey time of around six hours.

It is recommended to book your accommodation and any guided tours or activities in advance, especially during the peak season (December to April). Ski equipment rental and ski passes can also be purchased online before your visit to ensure availability and save time.

The costs of visiting Hovden can vary depending on your choice of activities and accommodation. Expect to pay around 1000-1500 NOK per night for a hotel room, while a meal at a local restaurant can cost between 150-300 NOK. Ski passes and equipment rental will also add to your expenses, but with the fantastic skiing opportunities available, it's well worth the investment.

The best things to do in Hovden include skiing and snowboarding, with an extensive network of slopes catering to all skill levels. In addition to winter sports, Hovden also offers excellent hiking, fishing, and mountain biking opportunities during the summer months. Don't miss a visit to the Hovden Badeland, a water park with indoor and outdoor pools, perfect for relaxing after a day of outdoor adventures.

For dining options, try Hovden Fjellstoge for traditional Norwegian cuisine in a cozy atmosphere, or Hovden Alpinsenter for casual dining with views of the ski slopes. For a quick bite, Eldhuset Bakery and Café serves delicious pastries, sandwiches, and coffee.

When it comes to accommodation, Hovden has several options to suit different budgets and preferences. Hovden Høyfjellshotell is a popular choice, offering comfortable rooms and excellent amenities, including a spa and wellness center. For a more budget-friendly option, consider Hovdehytta, a cozy lodge-style accommodation with self-catering facilities. Alternatively, Hovden Resort offers luxury apartments with stunning views of the surrounding mountains.

Off the beaten path:
For an unusual travel experience in Hovden, consider exploring the Setesdal Valley by horseback. Several local farms offer guided horseback tours, giving you a unique perspective on the breathtaking landscapes of the region. Another off-the-beaten-path activity is a visit to the Iron Age Farm at Uppistog Århus, an open-air museum showcasing the region's history and traditional way of life. This hidden gem offers an insightful and memorable experience, taking you back in time to discover the rich cultural heritage of Hovden and the Setesdal Valley.

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Hovden is a ski resort which has 5 lifts with slopes suitable for all levels, including a snow park for freestyle fans. Learn more about the location, trail maps and trails covering the mountains and surrounding area. There are a total of 19 trails in Hovden.

The resort has facilities and slopes for everyone, from beginners to experts, you will find your favourite slope here. Children and beginners will love Tusseland.
Here you can have fun and learn in a safe environment. Children under 7 years old using a helmet are free of charge. Children will be safe in the ski school and in the kids club. The instructors speak English, German, Danish and of course Norwegian. At the Bukkerittet snowpark you will find many rails, fun-boxes, big jumps, quarterpipes and halfpipes. The ski bus runs every day during the winter season. Welcome to Hovden for a varied and exciting holiday !

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