Hovden is situated 220 km north of Kristiansand, in upper Setesdal, about 800m above sea level. The scenery here is beautiful with mountains, open country, water and birch woodland.
Hovden official website
This time everyone are going to have the meals together at one hotel: Hovden Høyfjellshotell. Some will have rooms there, and the rest will stay at flats very close to the Hotel. See our pictures from the hotel at Kategory ; Galleri/Pictures Here is the website from the hotel ; The hotels website.
Skiing at Hovden is perfect for cross-country and nice for alpin-skiing too.
You will find a world-class cross-country skiing area, and the tracks is passing 50 m from the hotel ; Cross-country website
It's possible to go skiing to discover Hovden center, or go for longer trips in the mountains.
Hovden offers a total of 170 km cross-country trails, all of which are groomed with a mechanical track setter. 135 km are prepared for classic skiing and skate skiing, and the remainder is exclusively for classic skiing.
Look at the map here if you are interested ; Hovden MAP
Hovden Ski Centre offers you a total of 25,5 kilometres of descent, a vertical drop of 374 metres, two 4-seat express lifts taking you to the top, 4 ski tows and a 2-seat lift.
More information here ; Alpine-skiing