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Nos Cross-Country Ski Tour in Hovden

Nos is one of the best known - and most spectacular cross-country ski trips in the Hovden area.  It starts by hitching a lift up the chair-lift of the alpine skiing centre, then 6 or 7 kilometres across the tops before running back down into Hovden.
Hovden is in upper Setesdal, part of the county of Aust Agder, in Norway.

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you have to take the ups ... In good weather - around Easter, for instance - this trip is a great family day out.  In bad weather it will be a challenge for good skiers - or closed.
You can take pulks up on the chair lift, in case you have small children with you.
From here you could ski for weeks, from hytte to hytte.
Map reference:

By car:
Drive to the alpine (downhill) skiing centre in Hovden
At the downhill ski centre
By bus

Distance from Stavanger: 230 km (via Sand)

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with the downs!
it isn't always sleeveless shirt weather! Travel time from Stavanger:
5 to 6 hours
Duration of the visit:
half a day or so, depending on weather, stops and your party
Carpark and Toilets at the ski centre
Kids verdict:
Exciting, memorable, tiring.
See also:
Hovden information
Skiservice Hovden ski rental
Hovden langrennsarena 
Hotel booking in the mountains of Agder and Rogaland (including Hovden) 
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