Pros: Fantastic service and good food at the restaurant.
Amid the mountains and waterfalls of Aust-Agder, Sølvgarden Hotel is quietly situated in the renowned Setesdal Valley. It offers an on-site gift shop. Located in the village of Rysstad, Sølvgarden Hotel’s accommodation consists of bright rooms with private bathrooms and flat-screen TVs. Spread over 2 buildings, some of the rooms feature free WiFi. Breakfast is served each morning in the spacious hotel restaurant. Open daily, it also serves traditional Norwegian cuisine made from fresh local produce for lunch and dinner. Guests can find skiing slopes a 10-minute drive away at Brokke Alpinsenter, while the terrain around Rysstad has many routes for hiking and mountain biking. Other area activities include fishing, swimming and kayaking in the Otra River, along with rock-climbing in Brokke, just 3.7 miles away. Kristiansand and Kjevik Airport are a 2-hour drive away, while the small town of Evje is 49.7 miles to the south, with the Setesdal Mineral Park and Trollaktiv bike park.