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LocationSandefjord, Larvik, Andebu (Vestfold)
Coordinates59°10′5″N 10°8′33″E / 59.16806°N 10.14250°E / 59.16806; 10.14250Coordinates: 59°10′5″N 10°8′33″E / 59.16806°N 10.14250°E / 59.16806; 10.14250
Primary inflowsStorelv, Skorgeelva (Trollsåselva)
Primary outflowsHagneselva
Basin countriesNorway
Max. length5 kilometres (3.1 mi)
Max. width0.75 kilometres (0.47 mi)
Surface area3.47 km2 (1.34 sq mi)
Average depth26 m (85 ft)
Shore length120.57 km (12.78 mi)
Surface elevation28 m (92 ft)
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Goksjø is a lake in the municipalities of Sandefjord, Larvik and Andebu in Vestfold county, Norway. Goksjø is 5 km from north to south, and has a circumference of 20 km. At its deepest, Goksjø is no deeper than 26 meters. Goksjø has an elevation of 28 meters above sea level. It is the largest lake in Sandefjord, and the third-largest in Vestfold County.[1][2] It is surrounded by rural agricultural lands, and flooding occurs on a regular basis.

Goksjø in 2011.

The lake is used for ice-skating, canoeing, swimming, fishing, and other recreational activities.

The name derives from Gautsjór from the male name Gautr, which may have become Gok.

Both draining rivers and inlets are located on the lake’s northern shore. Storelv and Skorgeelva (Trollsåselva) are the two most important inlets. It is drained solely by Hagneselva, which flows into Åsrumvannet and eventually into Numedalslågen. Its most important inlet is the river Storelv, which flows from Askimvannet in Andebu.[3]

Fish species found here include Northern pike, European perch, Ide, Common dace, European eel, Salmon and Brown trout.[4]


  1. ^ https://www.sb.no/goksjo/friluftsomrade/alle-stier-forer-til-goksjo/f/5-73-82160
  2. ^ Jøranlid, Marianne (1996). 40 trivelige turer i Sandefjord og omegn. Vett Viten. Page 88. ISBN 9788241202841.
  3. ^ Davidsen, Roger (2008). Et Sted i Sandefjord. Sandar Historielag. p. 128-129. ISBN 9788299456753.
  4. ^ http://www.sandefjordby.no/goksjo/


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