Storsjøen (Rendalen)

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For the lake in Nord-Odal, see Storsjø (Nord-Odal).
southern side
Location Åmot, Rendalen (Hedmark)
Coordinates 61°27′08″N 11°18′35″E / 61.45222°N 11.30972°E / 61.45222; 11.30972Coordinates: 61°27′08″N 11°18′35″E / 61.45222°N 11.30972°E / 61.45222; 11.30972
Basin countries Norway
Surface area 47.55 km2 (18.36 sq mi)
Average depth 139 m (456 ft)[1]
Max. depth 309 m (1,014 ft)[1]
Water volume 7.07 km3 (5,730,000 acre·ft)[1]
Shore length1 75.11 km (46.67 mi)
Surface elevation 259 m (850 ft)[1]
References ,[1] NVE
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Storsjøen (or Storsjø[2]) is the ninth-deepest lake in Norway at 309 metres (1,014 feet) in depth. It lies in Rendalen and Åmot municipalities which are in Hedmark county, Norway. The lake is 35 kilometres (22 miles) long, but only 1.7 kilometres (1.1 miles) wide at its broadest point. The lake lies 251 metres (823 feet) above sea level, has an area of 51 square kilometres (20 square miles) and a volume of 7.07 cubic kilometres (1.70 cubic miles).


  1. ^ a b c d e Seppälä, Matti (2005), The Physical Geography of Fennoscandia, Oxford University Press, p. 145, ISBN 978-0-19-924590-1 
  2. ^ The suffix "-en" is a form of the Norwegian language definite article and means "the". Hence Storsjøen is equivalent to "the Storsjø." Both forms can be found in English language text.

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