Lesjaskogsvatnet Paddling

The lake of recreation

  • Photo: Kathrine Storeide

  • Photo: Anders Eriksen

  • Photo: Anders Eriksen

Essential info

  • Destination: Lesja
  • Season: June-October

About Lesjaskogsvatnet

The lake Lesjaskogsvatnet is an eldorado for all kinds of activities; whether you like fishing, swimming or canoeing. This is also one of the few lakes in Norway that has two river runs; Rauma and Gudbrandsdalslågen.

Getting there

Lesjaskogsvatnet is parallel to the E136 and the Raumabanen, and thus easily accessible. The eastern access to the lake is 20 km west of Lesja center by Lesjaverk station, while 11 km further west lies Lesjaskog, the western entrance to the lake.

Trail description

The lake is about 10 km long. Here you get real close to wildlife and it is a popular place for bird watching. The dirt roads surrounding the lake are great for biking and hiking. Take your bike around Lesjaskogsvatnet lake or hike up to the waterfall Valåfossen. There are several traditional shelters by the lake, and by Bryggeosen you will find a universally designed dock for fishing.


Facts

  • In 2017, Lesjaskogsvatnet was voted the best outdoor recreation area in Lesja.
  • Be aware of sheep and cattle grazing south of the lake.
  • Did you know that Lesjaskogsvatnet was used as a location for a scene in one of the Harry Potter Movies?

Map

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Valåfossen

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Gruvliløypa

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Cross-Country Skiing
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15.6 km · 1 – 1.5 hr

Bryggeosen

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Lesja Ironworks

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