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Location Hattfjelldal, Nordland; Vilhelmina, Lapland
Coordinates 65°11′20″N 14°19′18″E / 65.18889°N 14.32167°E / 65.18889; 14.32167Coordinates: 65°11′20″N 14°19′18″E / 65.18889°N 14.32167°E / 65.18889; 14.32167
Basin countries Norway and Sweden
Max. length 5 kilometres (3.1 mi)
Max. width 1 kilometre (0.62 mi)
Surface area 2.75 km2 or 1.06 sq mi (1.83 km2 or 0.71 sq mi in Norway)
Shore length1 17.28 kilometres (10.74 mi)
Surface elevation 803 metres (2,635 ft)
References NVE
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Ranseren (Southern Sami: Raentsere, bijjie) is a lake on the border between Norway and Sweden. The Norwegian side lies in Hattfjelldal municipality in Nordland county (and it is inside Børgefjell National Park). The Swedish side of the lake is called Bije Ransaren, which means "the upper Ransaren" and this part lies in Vilhelmina in Lapland.[1]

South of the Swedish Bije Ransaren, about 0.5 kilometres (0.31 mi) from the border, you can find a small Sami house that was used as home for the Samis during reindeer marking season. The brook that flows from Bije Ransaren on the east side is called Saxån and leads to the big lake, Ransaren in Vilhelmina, Sweden. Bije Ransaren is called the upper Ransaren because of this bigger lower Ransaren. To visit the Norwegian Ranseren or the Swedish Bije Ransaren you have to walk about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) from Stekenjokk in Vilhelmina, Sweden.

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  1. ^ "Ranseren" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2011-11-16.