51 Lake/ River/ Ponds in Norway that you should visit - With photos & details

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51 Lake/ River/ Ponds to explore in Norway

The country has the fourth-highest per capita income in the world. It has the world's largest sovereign wealth fund, with a value of US$1 trillion. Norway has had the highest Human Development Index ranking in the world since 2009, a position also held previously between 2001 and 2006.

AkerselvaAkerselva, Oslo, Norway

A popular recreation area with a vibrant history. The river is eight kilometers long and passes waterfalls, swimming spots, fishing grounds, forested areas, and wildlife. This spectacular waterfall is located by the Beier Bridge. Other famous attractions linked to the river are Bjølsen Rolling Mill, Lilleborg Factories, Aamot Bridge, Hønse-Lovisa's House, and Nedre Foss.

BandakBandak, Norway

A beautiful lake which was located in the  Vestfold og Telemark county, Norway. The lake, which is part of the Telemark Canal route, belongs to the Skien watershed.  It is also one of the main water resources in this area and also a nice picnic spot.

BessvatnetBessvatnet, Vågå Municipality, Norway

A beautiful lake located in the  Vågå, Innlandet. Bessvatnet is known to everyone that has hiked Besseggen, as one passes its southern end while looking down on the green lake Gjende.

Bogstad lakeBogstad lake, Oslo Municipality, Norway

Bogstadvannet is a lake on the border between Oslo and Bærum with beach areas on both sides. The lake has perch, whitefish and trout and is a popular fishing spot all year round. The lake and surroundings is a popular area for all types of outdoor recreation, and there are ski trails on the west side.

BreiavatnetBreiavatnet, Stavanger, Norway

A beautiful lake which was located in the heart of Stavanger in Rogaland county, Norway. It is very shallow, only a few feet deep. The lake gets its water from the Kannikbekken stream. The lake is the home of various birds, such as swans, seagulls, ducks, and sparrows.

BygdinBygdin, Vang Municipality, Norway

A beautiful lake located near to the  Jotunheimen mountain range. Along the lake, there are many tourist huts. In the summer these huts are connected by boat and in winter by ski or snowmobile. A memorial was raised in 1909 to the Norwegian poet Aasmund Olavsson Vinje at the western end of Lake. This is one of the nice tourist places in this area and a lot of people visits this place every day.

ByglandsfjordenByglandsfjorden, Bygland Municipality, Norway

A beautiful lake which was located in the heart of Agder which was very vast in area.  It is home for so many species of fishes and It is also one of the main water resources for the area and also it is one of the good picnic spots. Daily a lot of people visit this place and spends some leisure time in the banks of this lake.

DjupvatnetDjupvatnet, Stranda Municipality, Norway

A beautiful lake located in the southeastern Stranda Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county. The lake is part of the headwaters of the Otta river system which flows southeast into the lake Breiddalsvatnet and on into Oppland county.  The mountain Dalsnibba is located immediately northwest of the lake, and there is a road leading to the top that begins on the northwest side of the lake. This is a 2 square kilometer lake and is 3,333 ft above sea level.

DrammenselvaDrammenselva, Norway

Drammenselva is one of the largest rivers in Norway. It is the site of the annual Drammen River Festival. The festival features music concerts, dragon boats, raft racing and bathtub rowing.

EikesdalsvatnetEikesdalsvatnet, Molde, Norway

Eikesdalsvatnet is a lake in Molde Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. The lake is long and narrow, roughly 18 kilometers in length, and it is the largest lake in Møre og Romsdal county. The village of Eikesdalen is located at the southern end of the lake. The average depth is 89 meters such that most of the lake's volume is below sea level.

FeøyFeøy, Karmøy, Norway

Feøy is known for its archipelago-like inlets and canals, idyllic beaches and outdoor areas. Feøy has excellent on-shore angling possibilities and you can rent a rowboat for sea angling. On Feøy you can have a quiet and peaceful experience in close contact with nature.

FrafjordenFrafjorden, Gjesdal Municipality, Norway

The 6km fjord is the innermost branch of the Høgsfjorden. The Frafjorden has steep sides with no habitation along its shores, except for the village of Frafjord at the innermost part of the fjord. The village and the surrounding Frafjorddalen farming valley stretches about east of the fjord and the whole area has about 100 residents. There are also many holiday cottages on top of the high mountain located south of the village of Frafjord.

GandsfjordGandsfjord, Stavanger Municipality, Norway

The Gandsfjorden is the fjord from Stavanger to Sandnes town center. The fjord is situated between the flat Jæren landscape to the west and the highland to the east. The contrasts are large with the mountain Dalsnuten (323 m) as the highest point.

GjendeGjende, Vågå Municipality, Norway

A beautiful and adventurous lake which was located in  Norway's Jotunheimen National Park. This river has a characteristic light-green color resulting from the large quantity of rock flour which is discharged into the Gjende by the Muru river. The name is derived from Norse gandr m 'staff, stick'. This is referring to the form of the long and narrow lake.

GjevilvatnetGjevilvatnet, Oppdal Municipality, Norway

Gjevillvatnet is a lake in the municipality of Oppdal in Trøndelag county, Norway. It is located in the Trollheimen mountain range, about 5 kilometers  south of the mountain Blåhøa and about 5 kilometers northwest of the village of Vognillan. The lake was regulated for hydroelectric power-production in the 1970s. Water is tapped from the bottom in the western part of the lake, for use in the Driva power station.

HalnefjordenHalnefjorden, Norway

Halnefjorden is a lake on the border of Vestland and Viken counties in Norway.

Hornindalsvatn LakeHornindalsvatn Lake, Norway

Hornindalsvatnet is Norway's and Europe's deepest lake, officially measured to a depth of 514 metres. Its surface is 53 metres above sea level, which means that its bottom is 461 metres below sea level. It is one of the main tourist attraction in this area and a lot of people visits this place every day.

HøgsfjordenHøgsfjorden, Sandnes Municipality, Norway

Høgsfjorden is a fjord in Rogaland county, Norway. It lies in the municipalities of Stavanger, Sandnes, Strand, and Gjesdal. The innermost part of the fjord is located at the village of Frafjord in the municipality of Gjesdal. It flows west to Dirdal and then heads northwards. At the village of Forsand, the Lysefjord branches off to the northeast. The Høgsfjorden continues to the northwest past the islands of Idsal and Idse before emptying into the Horgefjorden and ultimately into the vast Bokna

IsterenIsteren, Engerdal Municipality, Norway

Isteren is a lake in the municipality of Engerdal, which is in Innlandet county, Norway. Isteren is a nutritious lake with a large diversity of species. It is a popular fishing area, and the chances for the good catch is certainly present. In the summer of 2006, a trout weighing 9,250 kg was caught with a rod from a small boat. It is also rich in whitefish, pike, perch, grayling, burbot, and herring. Around the lake, there are two fish mounds and some single cabins.

JonsvatnetJonsvatnet, Trondheim Municipality, Norway

A beautiful lake located in the heart of Trondelag and it is the main source for drinking water for the city of Trondheim. It is very very beautiful to see and is also one of the famous tourist attractions and the best place to spend some leisure time.