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Lillesand Blindleia.jpg
View of the strait
Blindleia is located in Aust-Agder
Location of the lake
Blindleia is located in Norway
Blindleia (Norway)
LocationLillesand, Aust-Agder
Coordinates58°11′14″N 8°17′39″E / 58.1873°N 08.2943°E / 58.1873; 08.2943Coordinates: 58°11′14″N 8°17′39″E / 58.1873°N 08.2943°E / 58.1873; 08.2943
Basin countriesNorway
Max. length20 kilometres (12 mi)
Surface elevation0 metres (0 ft)

Blindleia is an 20-kilometre (12 mi) long inland waterway in the municipality of Lillesand in Aust-Agder county, Norway. The strait starts in the Gamle Hellesund or Ulvøysund areas in southern Høvåg in the southwest (near Kristiansand) and it continues northeast past the city of Lillesand. It is a salt water fjord passage that is protected from the open sea by an elongated archipelago of skerries and larger islands. There are several narrow gaps as part of the waterway, some of them only 10 metres (33 ft) wide.

Navigation through the passage is detailed but supposedly not difficult—since there are no tides and very little current—with clearly marked buoys and a few lighthouses along the way.[1][2]

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  1. ^ Thorsnæs, Geir, ed. (2015-07-23). "Blindleia". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2017-09-03.
  2. ^ Bindleia (in English)