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180 degrees view of Halnefjorden from Halnetunga
LocationHordaland and Buskerud
Coordinates60°24′14″N 7°42′45″E / 60.4039°N 7.7124°E / 60.4039; 7.7124Coordinates: 60°24′14″N 7°42′45″E / 60.4039°N 7.7124°E / 60.4039; 7.7124
Basin countriesNorway
Max. length11.2 kilometres (7.0 mi)
Max. width2.3 kilometres (1.4 mi)
Surface area13.61 km2 (5.25 sq mi)
Shore length139.83 kilometres (24.75 mi)
Surface elevation1,130 metres (3,710 ft)
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Halnefjorden is a large lake on the border of Hordaland and Buskerud counties in Norway. It is located in the municipalities of Hol and Nore og Uvdal in Buskerud county and in Eidfjord municipality in Hordaland county. At 13.61 square kilometres (5.25 sq mi), it is among the largest lakes located on the vast Hardangervidda plateau.[1] The Norwegian National Road 7 runs along the northern shore of the lake, and that is the only road access to the lake. The lake is one of the headwaters of the river Numedalslågen.[2]

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  1. ^ Lauritzen, Per Roger, ed. (2009). "Halnefjorden". Norsk Fjelleksikon (in Norwegian). Arendal: Friluftsforlaget. ISBN 9788291495477.
  2. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Halnefjorden" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2014-05-31.