Picture of SuldalsvatnetPicture of Suldalsvatnet
Foto: Fredrik Fløgstad/ Statens Vegvesen
Suldalsvatnet © Skattkammeret Suldal Foto: Anne Lise Norheim
Picture of Suldalsvatnet
Suldalsvatnet © Skattkammeret Suldal Foto: Anne Lise Norheim

Suldalsvatnet lake


Suldalsvatnet is 30 km long and stretches from Roalkvam to Suldalsosen. It is also one of the deepest lakes in Norway with good opportunities to catch otters.

Historically speaking, the lake has been a main thoroughfare that has connected the fjord area with the mountain area. Until 1885, there was a steamboat that took passengers across the water. In the 1930s, a ferry ran regularly between Nesflaten and Solheimsvik. After the Ulla-Førre development, the road network was developed along the lake and ferries were no longer necessary.

You can get a fishing license for the lake and you can rent a boat and canoe from Vikane Hyttetun.

At Suldalsvatnet there are also popular stops such as the Kolbeinstveit museum garden, the Røynevarden homestead and the exciting design hotel Energihotellet. On the way up the valley, we recommend a stop at Suldalsporten, where the mountains form a gate on each side of Suldalsvatnet.

Well organised: There are several fishing spots along the lake that are easily accessible. This is, among other things, at Nesflaten kai, where you have a large, asphalted quay that runs close to the water. Contact us for more information.


Suldalsvatnet lake
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