Activities in Setesdal

71° north trail

Sølvgarden hosted for five days 71° north - Norway's toughest celebrity 2014. The one competition was arranged with us and we got to keep the whole trail when they traveled. Now you can try the same course that the participants compete in - Obstacle course 71 ° north.

“Gama in the country”

Various competitions such as horseshoe throwing, dress throwing, sawing, ax throwing, boot throwing, canoeing and nailing.

A taste of Setesdal

Folk music, walking lessons, intimate concert outside or inside and food experiences.

Visit Lunden Gard

Fiddler and storyteller Gunnar Stubseid owns Lunden farm on Helle. Gunnar is a renowned fiddler who has released several CDs, has a fiddler award and has our rector at Ole Bull Academy. Lunden farm is one of the farms in Setesdal that has the most complete collection of buildings as it was in the old days. Lunden gard mottok Aust-Agder county municipality's Building Protection Award in 2014.

Here our guests can get a "Taste of Setesdal" - through cultural walks, "between houses", food and folk music. You can get to Lunden farm by car, bicycle, boat, canoe or horse and cart.

Setesdal Quiz

After a nice dinner, it can be fun to check out the knowledge about Setesdal. We have our own quiz with questions about Setesdal, "what does Setesdalsorda mean" and music.

Music Bingo

If you love music, music bingo can be a great alternative to quizzes.

Live music

Every month I have live music in the bar. It can be anything from a troubadour to a full band. We can hire musicians to order.

Norwegian Evening

Every Wednesday and Friday in July, we arrange Norwegian Evening. Then there are Norwegian, local specialties on the menu and folk music program with the valley's leading performers.

Folk music pub

At regular intervals, a folk music pub is arranged in the bar. The village's local heroes bring instruments and dance shoes. Great atmosphere and great music are on the menu!

Silversmith workshop

You can get a tour of our silversmith workshop. Feel free to make an appointment.


At the bar you can play darts at any time.


You can fish for free in Otra or you can take a mountain hike and fish in the beautiful mountain lakes. In the mountain lakes you need a fishing license.

Rysstad Turpark

Walking distance from the hotel. At the reception you will find maps of the various walks, mountain hikes, summit hikes in the municipality.

Photo: Åse Jorunn Kokaas, Marit Kvåle, Kulturpatrulja, private.