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Location Bardu, Troms
Coordinates 68°29′39″N 19°42′49″E / 68.49417°N 19.71361°E / 68.49417; 19.71361Coordinates: 68°29′39″N 19°42′49″E / 68.49417°N 19.71361°E / 68.49417; 19.71361
Primary outflows Barduelva
Basin countries Norway
Max. length 38 kilometres (24 mi)
Max. width 2 kilometres (1.2 mi)
Surface area 79.71 km2 (30.78 sq mi)
Max. depth 99 metres (325 ft)
Surface elevation 489 metres (1,604 ft)
References NVE

Altevatnet (Northern Sami: Álddesjávri) is Norway’s 11th largest lake at 79.71 square kilometres (30.78 sq mi). The lake is approximately 38 kilometres (24 mi) long and about 2.5 kilometres (1.6 mi) wide. It is located in the municipality of Bardu in Troms county. It is also the largest lake in Troms county. The lake is regulated by a dam on the northwestern end of the lake. The surface lies 489 metres (1,604 ft) above sea level.[1]

The lake lies about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) from Sweden and it is located right between the two national parks: Øvre Dividal National Park and Rohkunborri National Park. The water discharges to the north into the Barduelva river, which empties into Målselva river, which in turn empties into the Malangen fjord.[2]


  1. ^ "De største innsjøene i Norge" (in Norwegian). Norges vassdrags- og energidirektorat. 04-01-2009. Retrieved 2012-09-19.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Altevatnet" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2012-09-19.