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Sølvgarden Hotell og Feriesenter

Sølvgarden Hotell og Feriesenter

Norway, South, Aust-Agder, Rysstad

Tel:  
37 93 61 30
fax:  
37 93 63 45
Open (touring pitches):  
All year.

Ref: NO2600

Alan Rogers Review

Sølvgarden is in the Setesdal valley, on the upper reaches of the Otra river which runs north from Kristiansand and onwards to the southern slopes of Hardangervidda. The small village of Rysstad is named after the family that developed camping here, and later the excellent hotel and restaurant complex. The site occupies a wide tract of gently sloping woodland between the road and the river towards which it shelves gently, affording a splendid view of the valley and the towering mountains opposite. There are 50 pitches, some for tents, and 31 numbered pitches with electricity, four of which are fully serviced. They are among 22 cabins and apartments for rent.

A spectacular mountain road links Setesdal with Sirdal to the west, bringing Setesdal within easy and pleasant driving range of Stavanger. At the junction of this road and Setesdal is Rysstad, with a wide range of scenery, often spectacular where the valley cuts through high, steep sided mountains. It is famous also for its colourful silver mining history and for its vibrant art, music and folklore. The silversmith Trygve Rysstad produces jewellery for the Norwegian National Costume and now runs the Rysstad (now Sølvgarden) Feriesenter, founded by his father in the ’50s. The complex sells souvenirs and the fine handmade filigree silver produced here.

Facilities

Modern sanitary facilities with en-suite rooms. Family and children’s rooms, plus a private room (charged). Wet room for disabled visitors. Large kitchen/diner (charged). Laundry facilities. Play area and amusement hut. Sports field. Fishing, swimming and boating (boats for hire). Fitness track. Bicycle hire. Centre includes café, mini shop and restaurant. Handicraft shop. Barbecue area by river. Five-room motel and accommodation to rent. Free WiFi over site.

  • Accommodation to Rent
  • Bicycle Hire on Site
  • All Year
  • Bar on Site
  • Boat Launch on Site
  • Lake/River Beach Nearby
  • Lake/River Beach Onsite
  • Childrens Play Area
  • Fishing on Site
  • Facilities for disabled visitors
  • Lake/River Swim
  • Restaurant
  • Shop Nearby
  • Shop on Site
  • Takeaway Food
  • Pets allowed
  • Wifi (all site)
  • Wifi Free

Location

Directions

Site is 1 km. south of junction between route 9 (from Kristiansand) and the extended route 45 (from Stavanger).