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Ogge is located in Aust-Agder
Location of the lake
Ogge is located in Norway
Location of the lake
Location Aust-Agder, Norway
Coordinates 58°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 outflows Rettåna
Basin countries Norway
Max. length 16 kilometres (9.9 mi)
Max. width 3 kilometres (1.9 mi)
Surface area 6.71 km2 (2.59 sq mi)
Shore length1 89.85 kilometres (55.83 mi)
Surface elevation 192 metres (630 ft)
Islands 36 islands
References NVE
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 wonderful 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, you can see 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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