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Ogge is located in Aust-Agder
Location of the lake
Ogge is located in Norway
Ogge (Norway)
LocationAust-Agder, Norway
Coordinates58°25′57″N 08°06′02″E / 58.43250°N 8.10056°E / 58.43250; 8.10056Coordinates: 58°25′57″N 08°06′02″E / 58.43250°N 8.10056°E / 58.43250; 8.10056
Primary outflowsRettåna
Basin countriesNorway
Max. length16 kilometres (9.9 mi)
Max. width3 kilometres (1.9 mi)
Surface area6.71 km2 (2.59 sq mi)
Shore length189.85 kilometres (55.83 mi)
Surface elevation192 metres (630 ft)
Islands36 islands
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Ogge is a lake in the municipalities of Birkenes and Iveland in Aust-Agder county, Norway. It is located about 40 kilometres (25 mi) north of the city of Kristiansand, just east of the villages of Vatnestrøm (in Iveland) and Oggevatn (in Birkenes). The 6.71-square-kilometre (2.59 sq mi) lake includes about 360 islands and reefs. The overall length of the lake is approximately 16 kilometres (9.9 mi). The Sørlandsbanen railway line and the Norwegian County Road 405 both run along the west side of the lake.[1]


Ogge is a place for canoeing and kayaking. It has a number of camping sites with restrooms and picnic facilities on many of the small islands. Very little of the shoreline is private property. On canoe trips, there are moose (Alces alces), beaver, and varied birdlife. Canoes can be rented locally.[2][3]

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  1. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Ogge" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-04-20.
  2. ^ Verket, Lars (2006). Padlegleder i sør (in Norwegian). Kristiansand: Midt-Agder friluftsråd. ISBN 978-82-90164-04-6.
  3. ^ Reite, Kjetil (21 June 2008). "Ett døgn på Ogge". Fædrelandsvennen (in Norwegian). pp. 20–21.

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