Savalen

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Savalen
Tronfjell.JPG
With Tronfjell in the background
Location Tynset/Alvdal, Hedmark
Coordinates 62°14′28″N 10°28′56″E / 62.241111°N 10.482222°E / 62.241111; 10.482222Coordinates: 62°14′28″N 10°28′56″E / 62.241111°N 10.482222°E / 62.241111; 10.482222
Primary outflows Sivilla
Basin countries Norway
Surface area 15.37 km²
Shore length1 47.99 km
Surface elevation 707 m
Settlements Savalen
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Savalen is a lake in Hedmark country, Norway, in the municipalities Tynset and Alvdal, about 18 square kilometres.[1] The river Sivilla, which connects Savalen and Glomma, is regulated and exploited by the Savalen hydropower station (62 MW). A tourist resort is located at the northern end of the lake, with facilities for winter sport. The skating stadium is the highest located skating venue in Norway, and saw two speed skating world records set by Eric Heiden, a world record in 1,000 m in 1978, and a world record in 3,000 m speedskating in 1979. Arne Garborg's Kolbotn is located at the southern end of the lake.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Henriksen, Petter, ed. (2007). "Savalen". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 20 March 2009.