village in Vinje, Telemark, Norway

Haukeli [dead link] is a small mountain village in Vinje, Telemark. Haukeli is home to a wide range of services for visitors to the area. During winter, the Haukelifjell mountains are beautiful and wild. You will find everything from rugged mountains to sheltered birch forests, and its quite common to meet flocks of wild reindeer. If you are after peace and quiet, there are large areas where hardly anyone goes. Haukeli is also a gateway to the skiing trails to Hardangervidda.

The old road.

Get in


You can take E-134 from Drammen (and Oslo) to Haugesund/Stavanger over Haukeli and see a beautiful mountain area. If you take the old road instead for the tunnel it would be a nice experience. There is a sign where you can drive. The road is slim so drive safe. You can find a turistinformation at Arbuvollen in Vågslid. Stop and get some information about the road alternativ.

Riksvei 9 (Norwegian National Road 9) from Kristiansand leads up the beautiful valley of Setesdal, then over high mountains.

Get around

  • By car (see above)
  • by skiing
  • by hiking

Haukelifjell have a great skisenter Haukelifjell Skicenter that has a familyprofile. With 4 lifts and a magic carpet and lots of space off piste. There are lot of opportunities for rent of cabins and apartments in the middle of the skicenter. There is tourist information, a small grocery store and a booking office. The small mountain village Vågslid is one of the most snow guaranteed destinations in Norway. A unique location, protected by Haukelifjells amazing mountain chains, but at the same time close to the giant nature park Hardangervidda Website [formerly dead link] .

In Edland there are several shops, during summertime there are also many tents with local and non-local things to buy.

In Vågslid there is Arbuvollen Fjellbutikk that sells food, fishing card and lots of other things. There is also tourist information there and fast food.

Haukeliseter Fjellstue or Vågslidtun Hotel has a wonderful meny. Haukelifjell Ski Center has only fast food / cafe in Tyrvelidhallen.



After Ski at the ski center





There are several possibilities for accommodation in cabins or apartments [dead link] near Haukeli. (Book in advance)


  • 1 Haukeliseter Fjellstue (Haukeliseter), Haukelivegen 2917, 3895 Edland (A few miles west of the village), +47 35 06 27 77, . - in an area that invites you to game hunting and freshwater fishing in the summer and skiing in the winter. Excellent hiking terrain.





In Vågslid there is a lot of nice and modern apartments with ski in ski out. The view is magnificent and there is cross country tracks just a few meters from the apartments. This is a winter El Dorado!



Go next

Routes through Haukeli
DrammenNotodden  E   W  Haugesund
End  N   S  HovdenKristiansand


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