Øvre Sjodalsvatnet

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Øvre Sjodalsvatnet
P1000137Øvre Sjodalsvatnet.JPG
LocationVågå (Oppland)
Coordinates61°31′42″N 8°53′17″E / 61.52833°N 8.88806°E / 61.52833; 8.88806Coordinates: 61°31′42″N 8°53′17″E / 61.52833°N 8.88806°E / 61.52833; 8.88806
Basin countriesNorway
Surface area4.83 km2 (1.86 sq mi)
Shore length119.99 km (12.42 mi)
Surface elevation953 m (3,127 ft)
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Øvre Sjodalsvatnet is a lake that is part of the river Sjoa in the municipality of Vågå in Oppland county, Norway.

Near the top of the lake is Maurvangen campground and Bessheim mountain lodge.

Sjoa is a river that flows from the lake Gjende by Gjendesheim through Øvre Sjodalsvatnet, Nedre Sjodalsvatnet and the town of Sjoa in Gudbrandsdalen, where the river flows into Gudbrandsdalslågen.

Sjoa is a popular river for rafting and kayak trips. The river is also known for the tourist attraction Ridderspranget

Øvre Sjodalsvaten at night, Jotunheimen in the background

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