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View of Byglandsfjorden
Location Bygland and
Evje og Hornnes
(both in Aust-Agder)
Coordinates 58°42′28″N 7°48′33″E / 58.70778°N 7.80917°E / 58.70778; 7.80917Coordinates: 58°42′28″N 7°48′33″E / 58.70778°N 7.80917°E / 58.70778; 7.80917
Primary inflows Åraksfjorden
Primary outflows Otra river
Catchment area Otra river
Basin countries Norway
Max. length 34 km (21 mi)
Surface area 32.79 km2 (12.66 sq mi)
Shore length1 87.57 km (54.41 mi)
Surface elevation 203 m (666 ft)
Settlements Byglandsfjord
References NVE
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Byglandsfjorden is a lake in the municipalities of Bygland and Evje og Hornnes in Aust-Agder county, Norway. It is part of the river Otra, flowing out of the Åraksfjorden. The villages of Byglandsfjord, Lauvdal, and Bygland are all located on the eastern shore of the lake along the Norwegian National Road 9.[1]

The SS Bjoren is a wood-fueled steamboat that travels on the Byglandsfjorden in the summers between the villages of Ose, Bygland, and Byglandsfjord.

A special relict, separate species of salmon occur in Byglandsfjorden, called bleke.[2]

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  1. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Byglandsfjorden" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-04-20. 
  2. ^ The bleke in Byglandsfjorden, population status and measures to improve recruitment. The Norwegian Directorate for Nature Management, assessment 2005-3 (Norwegian)