Photographer's Note

This picture was taken at Elgå, municipality of Engerdal in the province of Hedmark, on a very warm day. The mountains across the lake have always been Norwegian, but where we were standing was actually part of Sweden after the treaty at Brömsebro in 1645. This lake formed borders with Norway until 1751, when the present border was established, about 20 kilometres eastward.

The Femund lake is the third largest lake in Norway.

The main inflow is from lake Rogen in Sweden and its outlet is through the Femund river (Femundelva) which changes its name further south to Trysil river (Trysilelva). At the Swedish border, it changes name again, to Klarälven (Klara river). Klarälven takes the water down to Vänern (lake Vänern) and continues as the Göta älv (Gota river). Eventually the water here will enter the sea at Gothenburg!

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