Nelaug (lake)

Nelaug is a lake in the municipalities of Froland and Åmli in Agder county, Norway. The 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) lake is formed by a dam which regulates a hydroelectric power plant on the Nidelva river. The village of Nelaug is located near the dam in Froland municipality. The lake is located about 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) south of the village of Åmli, about 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) southeast of the village of Dølemo, and about 20 kilometres (12 mi) north of Blakstad.[1]

Nelaug is located in Agder
Location of the lake
Nelaug is located in Norway
Nelaug (Norway)
LocationFroland and Åmli
Coordinates58°40′16″N 08°34′10″E / 58.67111°N 8.56944°E / 58.67111; 8.56944Coordinates: 58°40′16″N 08°34′10″E / 58.67111°N 8.56944°E / 58.67111; 8.56944
Primary inflowsNidelva
Primary outflowsNidelva
Basin countriesNorway
Max. length8 kilometres (5.0 mi)
Max. width3 kilometres (1.9 mi)
Surface area10 km2 (3.9 sq mi)
Shore length168 kilometres (42 mi)
Surface elevation138 metres (453 ft)
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.


The Old Norse form of the name must have been Niðlaug. The first element Nið is the old name of the river Nidelva and the last element is laug which means "lake".[1]

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  1. ^ a b Thorsnæs, Geir, ed. (2015-07-15). "Nelaug – innsjø". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2017-12-09.