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Tyin lake.jpg
Tyin is the irregular lake in the left of this figure.
Coordinates61°17′N 8°13′E / 61.283°N 8.217°E / 61.283; 8.217Coordinates: 61°17′N 8°13′E / 61.283°N 8.217°E / 61.283; 8.217
Basin countriesNorway
Surface area33.02 km2 (12.75 sq mi)
Water volume0.313 km3 (254,000 acre⋅ft)
Surface elevation1,072.50–1,082.84 m (3,518.7–3,552.6 ft)

Tyin is a lake in the southwest part of the Jotunheimen mountain range in Norway. The lake lies in Vang municipality in Oppland county, although a small portion extends into Årdal municipality in Sogn og Fjordane county. The western border follows, for a large part, the border between Vang and Årdal. In area it is 33.02 km². The lake serves as a reservoir for the Tyin Hydroelectric Power Station and the water level is regulated between 1082.84 and 1072.50 m above sea level. The volume is 0.313 km³.

Along the south side of the lake goes the national highway, riksvei 53, (Tyin–Årdal) and along the east side goes riksvei 252 (Tyin–Eidsbugarden). The riksvei 252 is accessible from European route E16 via a 3 km link.

In 1869 the Norwegian Mountain Touring Association (DNT) built its first hut, which was located on the shores of Lake Tyin. Today the DNT’s tourist huts make this area, just to the south of Jotunheim National Park, one of the best developed touring areas in Europe. There are also a restricted number of private cabins by the lake.

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The name of the lake is derived from the name of the river Tya - the river that connects the lake to Årdalsvatnet and the Sognefjord. The meaning of the river name is unknown.

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