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Location Narvik, Nordland;
Gällivare, Norrbotten
Coordinates 68°01′49″N 17°48′37″E / 68.0302°N 17.8103°E / 68.0302; 17.8103Coordinates: 68°01′49″N 17°48′37″E / 68.0302°N 17.8103°E / 68.0302; 17.8103
Basin countries Norway and Sweden
Max. length 12 kilometres (7.5 mi)
Max. width 3 kilometres (1.9 mi)
Surface area 17.67 km2 (6.82 sq mi)
(17.66 km² in Norway)
Shore length1 51.31 kilometres (31.88 mi)
Surface elevation 859 metres (2,818 ft)
References NVE
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Gautelisvatnet (Northern Sami: Guovdelisjávri) is a lake that is located on the border of Norway and Sweden. The Norwegian side lies in the municipality of Narvik in Nordland county and the Swedish side lies in Gällivare Municipality in Norrbotten County. The 17.67-square-kilometre (6.82 sq mi) lake has a dam on the northern end and the water is used for hydropower. After the dam was built, the lake grew and merged with the lake Vannaksvatnet to the south. The lake Unna Guovdelisjávri lies just to the east of this lake.[1]

See also


  1. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Vannaksvatnet" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2012-05-25.