Gákkajávri

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Gákkajávri
Location Porsanger, Finnmark
Coordinates 69°51′46″N 25°10′03″E / 69.8629°N 25.1675°E / 69.8629; 25.1675Coordinates: 69°51′46″N 25°10′03″E / 69.8629°N 25.1675°E / 69.8629; 25.1675
Basin countries Norway
Max. length 7.1 kilometres (4.4 mi)
Max. width 1.7 kilometres (1.1 mi)
Surface area 7.4 km2 (2.9 sq mi)
Shore length1 28.2 kilometres (17.5 mi)
Surface elevation 101 metres (331 ft)
References NVE
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Gákkajávri is a lake that lies in Porsanger Municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. The 7.4-square-kilometre (2.9 sq mi) lake lies just east of the European route E06 highway, between Lakselv and Karasjok.[1]

The village of Skoganvarre and the lake Øvrevann, popular tourist areas, are located on the west side of the lake. In the winter time, this area is a popular setting-off point for ski- and snow scooter activities. In the south, there is a small power station and Porsanger's largest housing estate.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Store norske leksikon. "Gákkajávri" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2013-03-26.