Quality Hotel Strand Gjovik
Phone: (47) 61 132000
Fax: (47) 61 180864
Nestled in Norway's southern region, Mjøsa is a scenic lake approximately 100 kilometers (62.13 miles) from Oslo. Popular as one of the largest lakes in Norway and also as one of Europe's deepest lagoons, Mjøsa remains a popular fishing site. The lake's waters are home to 20 fish species including greyling, Brown Trout, Hundertrout and European perch, among others. Mjøsa also remains an idyllic spot for leisure boating. The only and the biggest island on the lake is Helgøya. Several tiny islets are also found on the lake and the most intriguing is the Steinsholmen isle which houses the relics of an ancient citadel.
Located at an altitude of 398 meters (1306 feet) above the sea level, Einavatnet is a picturesque lake offering spectacular views of the encircling region. Enveloped by breathtaking farmland, this lake covers a region of 13.52 square kilometers (5.22 square miles). The word 'eini' referred to the flora surrounding the lake in Norse (an ancient language of Scandinavia), and hence the name.
Fourth largest lagoon in Norway, Randsfjorden is also Oppland county's second largest lake. Etna and Dokka rivers flow into the lake from the north. The mouth of the river Dokka is a picturesque wetland region inhabited by migratory birds and waders. Randsfjorden's waters are rich in big trout which makes the lake popular for fishing. The lake also contains Dokka trout, known to be the biggest of all big trout species.
Amadeus Animal Park is a wonderful zoo where it is possible to touch almost all the animals, if you dare. Amadeus offers a wonderful experience for the entire family. No entrance fee for children under the age of three years. Adolescents from 14 years are charged an adult ticket price. Reduced price is offered to handicappers and their assistants. Free parking is offered. You are welcome to bring your own food. Barbecues are available free of use.