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Bogstadvannet, Oslo

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#12 of 22 in Nature in Oslo
Bogstadvannet is a lake between the city of Oslo and the municipality of Bærum, Akershus, Norway. It is part of Sørkedalsvassdraget, which in turn is part of Oslomarkvassdraget.
Originally, the lake was named Fåvannet after an earlier name for Lysakerelven, but has since taken the name of the Bogstad estate and manor, on the east shore of the lake. In addition to the manor, Norway's first 18-hole golf course is owned and operated by Oslo Golfklubb on the south shore and a large camping ground on the east shore south of the manor. The lake is a popular destination for swimming and sunbathing in the summer. In winter, inhabitants from all Oslo go skiing and skating on the lake and the surrounding area when conditions permit. It is also a venue for Christiania Roklub, a rowing club.
During the occupation of Norway by Nazi Germany from 1940 to 1945, the camping ground was used for military barracks. Structures from this time remained under Norwegian military administration until the 1950s.
The lake is shallow with significant flow. Algae growth is not significant, making for good bathing conditions. The environmental condition has remained stable for at least the last 20 years.
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  • The one side of this lake, stretching from the famous Bogstad Golf grounds to the Bogstad Estate, would have been an attractive beach and swimming area but for the numerous geese that litter the...  more »
  • This lake is not far from the city center by bus & you can walk through the forest to reach the farm & the cafe. It is a big area where you can relax, enjoy your coffee & the great landscape with...  more »
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  • Wonderfull place, outstanding nature and nice farm close by
  • Very beautiful!

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