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Location Lærdal (Sogn og Fjordane)
and Hemsedal (Buskerud)
Coordinates 60°56′40″N 08°06′36″E / 60.94444°N 8.11000°E / 60.94444; 8.11000Coordinates: 60°56′40″N 08°06′36″E / 60.94444°N 8.11000°E / 60.94444; 8.11000
Basin countries Norway
Surface area 8.45 km2 (3.26 sq mi)
Shore length1 19.9 km (12.4 mi)
Surface elevation 1,335 m (4,380 ft)
References NVE
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Øljusjøen is a lake in the municipalities of Hemsedal (in Buskerud county) and Lærdal (in Sogn og Fjordane county), Norway. The 8.45-square-kilometre (3.26 sq mi) lake is located at an elevation of 1,335 metres (4,380 ft) above sea level. It sits about 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) southeast of the village of Borgund and the European route E16 highway. The lake Eldrevatnet is 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) to the north. The lake Juklevatnet and the mountain Høgeloft are both about 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) to the northeast.

Øljusjøen has a hydroelectric dam at the north end which directs water to a power station nearby. The water eventually goes into the Mørkedøla river.[1]

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  1. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Lærdalselva" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-09-06.