Ref: NO2600

Sølvgarden Hotell og Feriesenter

Norway, South, Aust-Agder, Rysstad

+47 37 93 61 30
All year

Alan Rogers Review

Sølvgarden Hotell og Feriesenter 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.


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


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

Location Coordinates
Decimal Degrees (DD)
Latitude Longitude
59.09077 7.54053
Degrees, Minutes & Seconds (DMS)
Latitude Longitude
N59 5 26 W7 32 25