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Agder comprises of two counties - Aust-Agder (East-Agder) and Vest-Agder (West-Agder) - and is the closest we come to a Norwegian Riviera. Walks in the forests or mountains, children's contagious laughter on the beaches, small towns with wooden buildings, sheltered bays, islands and islets, and luck in fishing. The natural holiday paradise. Take a Trip North from Kristiansand

There are numerous trips that can be taken using Kristiansand as your starting point.

The 210 km tour northwards from Kristiansand through Setesdal to Hovden is the shortest route to Western Norway and the fjords.

Dramatic scenery, interesting local folk traditions and customs and the wild life make this a worthwhile trip to make. A few of the suggested attractions on the way include... Setesdalbanen preserved steam railway. Byglandsfjord.

A trip on board the wood-burning steam boat "Bjoren". Setesdal Mineral Park. This area is rich in minerals. Europe's most southern herd of wild reindeer can bee seen in the Setesdal valley. White Water Rafting at Syrtveitfossen between Evje and Byglandsfjord. Fishing in the fjords and rivers. Setesdal Folk Museum. Nomeland Route to the dramatic Lysebotn fjord and the world famous Prekestolen. Sirdal Well marked hiking trails. Either day trips or from cabin to cabin.

Sylvartun is famous for its famous silver smiths and well worth exploring.

Valle to Hovden in the mountains you'll come across old cart tracks and bridle paths. Ideal for a leisurely hike. Ørnefjell and Hovden. Norway's highest situated golf course. Bykle and Hovden Southern Norway's largest winter resort. Hovden has an exciting indoor/outdoor heated water park, great entertainment for young and old alike. Hovden Jernvinnemuséum (heritage museum) From Haukeligrend you can travel either west to the fjords east to the coast and a whole new experience.

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