Imagine fifty years back in time. One gathering place in the village was Rysstad Landhandel, which was owned by Trygve Rysstad's grandfather. A timber building stuffed with interior atmosphere, and wallpapered with advertising posters. In Smeden's bar, we have created some of the atmosphere from that gong, and of course this has once again been the village's gathering place. The walls are clad with old materials with carved names, and the old advertising posters are in place.
Several times a year we arrange "Folk Music Pub", where you can bring your own instrument, and then there are games and music until the end of the evening. "Smedens bar" has all the rights, and in the hot season, many people have the outdoor restaurant - Smedens Terrasse - as their favorite.
Setesdal is rich in culture, nature and traditions. Both folk music, costume, silversmithing and food traditions are strong in the valley. Our guests can experience this up close to the body through our events. Throughout the year, we regularly have a folk music pub in the bar where local heroes perform with music and dance.
We have several events during the year. You can find more information about each event here.