Bortelid

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Bortelid
Village
Holiday cottages and accommodation houses in Bortelid with peat on the roofs.
Holiday cottages and accommodation houses in Bortelid with peat on the roofs.
Bortelid is located in Vest-Agder
Bortelid
Bortelid
Bortelid is located in Norway
Bortelid
Bortelid
Location of the village
Coordinates: 58°49′07″N 07°28′21″E / 58.81861°N 7.47250°E / 58.81861; 7.47250Coordinates: 58°49′07″N 07°28′21″E / 58.81861°N 7.47250°E / 58.81861; 7.47250
Country Norway
Region Southern Norway
County Vest-Agder
District Lindesnes
Municipality Åseral
Elevation[1] 560 m (1,840 ft)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 4540 Åseral

Bortelid is a village in Åseral municipality in Vest-Agder county, Norway. The village is located on the west side of the lake Juvatn in the northeastern part of the municipality. The mountainous areas of Bortelid is part of Setesdalsheiene mountains, and it contains one of the southernmost ski resorts in Norway (one of three ski centres in Åseral). The area is also full of holiday cottages—over 1000 cottages and apartments. Historically, Bortelid was a remote valley that was used for some small dairy farming operations, but today the economy centres around tourism and the outdoor recreation at the ski centre.[2][3]

There is also a biathlon arena and cross country skiing trails. Bortelid has daily buses and ski buses on Saturdays during the winter season. Bortelid is also used in the summer for activities like mountain hiking, fishing, swimming, canoeing, and mountain bike riding.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bortelid, Åseral (Vest-Agder)". yr.no. Retrieved 2016-11-09. 
  2. ^ "Bortelid Portalen" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2016-11-09. 
  3. ^ "Bortelid Skisenter". VisitNorway.com. 
  4. ^ "Activities and attractions". BortelidInfo.no. Retrieved 2016-11-09. 

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