Rissajaure

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Rissajaure
Trollsjön.jpg
Location Kärkevagge, Kiruna Municipality
Coordinates 68°23′N 18°20′E / 68.383°N 18.333°E / 68.383; 18.333Coordinates: 68°23′N 18°20′E / 68.383°N 18.333°E / 68.383; 18.333
Basin countries Sweden
Max. depth 34 m (112 ft)[1]
Surface elevation 815 m (2,674 ft)[2]

Rissajaure, also called Trollsjön and sometimes Kärkevaggepadajaure, (Northern Sami: Rissájávri) is a lake in the Kärkevagge valley in Kiruna Municipality, Sweden.[1][3] It is the clearest and purest lake in Sweden and has a visual depth of 34 m, right down to the bottom.[1][3] It is located about 120 km from Kiruna.[1] It is composed of meltwater from the surrounding glaciers. The lake is ice-covered well into the summer and is only ice-free for three months.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Summer 2011". Kiruna Lappland Ekonomisk Förening. p. 3. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 June 2011. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "A survey on water chemistry and plankton in high mountain lakes in northern Swedish Lapland". p. 3. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 June 2011. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Bevarandeplan Natura 2000: Låktatjåkka SE0820621". Norrbotten County Administrative Board. 2007. p. 5. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 June 2011. Retrieved 20 June 2011.