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Bessvatnet to the right. Gjende is the lake to the left.
|Surface area||4.64 km²|
|Shore length1||13.31 km|
|Surface elevation||1,373 m|
|1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.|
Bessvatnet ('Bess water') is named after the river Bessa, the last element is the finite form of vatn 'water, lake'. The name of the river is derived from Old Norse bersi m 'bear' - thus 'Bear river'.
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