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List of lakes of Sweden

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List of lakes of Sweden

The list of lakes in Sweden contains the major lakes in the nation of Sweden. However, Sweden has over 97,500 lakes larger than 2 acres (8,100 m2), so the list is not comprehensive.[1]


  • Alphabetical list 1
  • Largest lakes by area 2
  • Deepest lakes 3
  • Largest lakes by volume 4
  • Water life 5
  • See also 6
  • Notes 7
  • References 8

Alphabetical list

Some of the major lakes in Sweden:

Largest lakes by area

Lakes of Sweden by area[2]
Rank Lake Area
1. Vänern 5519 km²
2. Vättern 1886 km²
3. Mälaren 1090 km²
4. Hjälmaren 477 km²
5. Storsjön 456 km²
6. Torneträsk 330 km²
7. Siljan 292 km²
8. Hornavan** 262 km²
9. Akkajaure 260 km²
10. Uddjaure 249 km²

Deepest lakes

Subject to geological variations

  1. Hornavan - 228 meters
  2. Torneträsk - 168 m
  3. Vojmsjön - 145 m
  4. Stor-Blåsjön - 144 m
  5. Stor-Rensjön - 140 m
  6. Virihaure - 138 m
  7. Kallsjön - 134 m
  8. Vastenjaure - 134 m
  9. Siljan - 134 m
  10. Kultsjön - 130 m

Largest lakes by volume

Lakes with the most water:

  1. Vänern - 153 km³.
  2. Vättern - 77.6 km³
  3. Torneträsk - 17.1 km³
  4. Mälaren - 14.3 km³
  5. Hornavan - 11.9 km³
  6. Siljan - 8.09 km³
  7. Storsjön - 8.02 km³
  8. Kallsjön - 6.14 km³
  9. Virihaure - 4.43 km³
  10. Storuman - 4.18 km³

Water life

  • In lakes and rivers, there are a total of 52 species of fresh water fish; but several of them are rare.

See also


  1. ^ "Lakes, Streams and Rivers" Smorgasbord, 2007, webpage (English language): SverigeTur-lakes.
  2. ^ Statistisk årsbok 2012 Statistiska Centralbyrån.


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