Deepest Lakes in Europe
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This dataset captures 30 of the deepest lakes in Europe, from the top 4 deepest lakes in Norway to lakes in the United Kingdom, Sweden, Italy, Switzerland and others.

Which is the deepest lake in Europe?
The deepest lake in Europe is Hornindalsvatnet Lake with a maximum depth of 514 meters. The second-deepest lake in Europe is Salvatnet at 464 meters and the third-deepest is Lake Tinn (tinnsjå) reaching as deep as 460 meters.The depths of the major lakes in Europe range from 7 meters to 514 meters, with lakes reaching as deep as 175.5 meters on average.

 Compare Hornindalsvatnet Lake with Loch Morar


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The top 4 deepest lakes of Europe - Hornindalsvatnet Lake, Lake Salvatnet, Lake Tinn (Tinnsjå), Lake Mjøsa - are located in Norway, while the 5th deepest lake in Europe, Lake Como, is located in Italy. All top five lakes exceeded 400m in maximum depth.

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Here are Europe's deepest lakes.

Hornindalsvatnet Lake.

Hornindalsvatnet Lake is the deepest lake in Europe at 514 meters.

Reaching as deep as 514 meters, Hornindalsvatnet Lake holds up to 12.10 km3 of water and covers a surface area of 51 km2.

It spans 22 km on its length. Countries along its shoreline in Europe: Norway.

Hornindalsvatnet Lake is also Norway's deepest lake and the only European lake to exceed 500 meters in depth.

 

 Compare Hornindalsvatnet Lake with Vänern from Sweden.

 Compare Hornindalsvatnet Lake with Lake Päijänne from Finland.


Salvatnet.

Beautiful view of Lake Salvatnet in the icy winter

Salvatnet is the 2nd deepest lake in Europe at 464 meters.

Salvatnet is a lake that holds up to 6.87 km3 of water, reaching a maximum depth of 464 meters. The lake also covers 45 km2 in surface area.

It spans 22 km on its length. Countries along its shoreline in Europe: Norway.

Lake Salvatnet is a meromictic lake with its waters permanently stratified and preserving records of the geologic past. The lower layer of the lake is highly saline and as a result denser than the higher levels of water. It is also Norway's second-deepest lake after Hornindalsvatnet Lake.

 

 Compare Salvatnet with Loch Lomond from Scotland.

 Compare Salvatnet with Saimaa from Finland.


Lake Tinn (tinnsjå).

High view of Lake Tinn (Credit: Arne Martin Güettler/Wikimedia under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license)
High view of Lake Tinn (Credit: Arne Martin Güettler/Wikimedia under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license)

Lake Tinn (tinnsjå) is the 3rd deepest lake in Europe at 460 meters.

Lake Tinn (tinnsjå) is a lake that holds up to 9.71 km3 of water, reaching a maximum depth of 460 meters. The lake also covers 51 km2 in surface area.

Countries along its shoreline in Europe: Norway.

Its water is found to contain traces of heavy water (deuterium oxide), due to sinking of the ferry SF Hydro during World War 2 (in 1994). SF Hydro was said to contain large quantities of heavy water produced at Vemork, a factory located in Rjukan, and was en route to Germany for purpose of nuclear weapon research.

 

 Compare Lake Tinn (tinnsjå) with Lake Orta from Italy.

 Compare Lake Tinn (tinnsjå) with Peipus from Estonia, Russia.


Mjøsa.

Lake Mjøsa (source: youtube/Norway: Blessed With Nature)

Mjøsa is the 2nd largest lake by water volume in the Scandinavia at 56 km3.

Reaching as deep as 449 meters, Mjøsa holds up to 56 km3 of water and covers a surface area of 362 km2.

It spans 117 km on its length. Countries along its shoreline in Europe: Norway.

Lake Mjøsa's surface area is 2, 7 times wider and its volume 4.5 times larger than Hornindalsvatnet Lake, Norway's and Europe's deepest lake. The lake also contains the island of Helgøya. 

 

 Compare Mjøsa with Bala Lake from Wales.

 Compare Mjøsa with Upper Lough Erne from Northern Ireland.


Lake Como.

Italy - Lake Como (Lago di Como) | 4K Drone (credit: Youtube/ Tabo Hartog)

Lake Como is the deepest lake in Italy at 425 meters.

Containing up to 22.50 km3 of water, Lake Como has a maximum depth of 425 meters and spans a surface area of 146 km2.

It spans 46 km on its length. Countries along its shoreline in Europe: Italy.

Located in Lombardy, Lake Como is a popular tourist destination, well known for its landscapes, wildlife, and spas.

 

 Compare Lake Como with Lower Lough Erne from Northern Ireland.

 Compare Lake Como with Lake Lugano from Switzerland, Italy.


Lake Maggiore.

Beautiful drone view of Lake Maggiore (credit: Youtube/thedronebook)

Lake Maggiore is the 2nd deepest lake in Italy at 372 meters.

Lake Maggiore is a large lake fringed by both Italy (Italian regions of Piedmont and Lombardy) and Switzerland (Ticino).

Reaching as deep as 372 meters, Lake Maggiore holds up to 37 km3 of water and covers a surface area of 213 km2.

It spans 64 km on its length. Countries along its shoreline in Europe: Italy.

 

 Compare Lake Maggiore with Lake Orta from Italy.

 Compare Lake Maggiore with Loch Lomond from Scotland.


Lake Garda.

Beautiful Lake Garda (Italy) AERIAL DRONE 4K (credit: Youtube/Ruben's Drone Photography)

Lake Garda is the largest lake by surface area in Italy at 370 km2.

Lake Garda is a lake that holds up to 50.35 km3 of water, reaching a maximum depth of 346 meters. The lake also covers 370 km2 in surface area.

It spans 52 km on its length. Countries along its shoreline in Europe: Italy.

The name Garda is said to have evolved from a Germanic word warda, meaning "place of guard" or "place of observation".

 

 Compare Lake Garda with Llyn Cowlyd from Wales.

 Compare Lake Garda with Lake Lucerne from Switzerland.


Loch Morar.

4K Drone Footage of Loch Morar (Credit: Youtube/Toor Boy)

Loch Morar is the deepest lake in UK (United Kingdom) at 310 meters.

A freshwater loch of Lochaber, Highland, Scotland, Loch Morar has a fame similar to that of Loch Ness.There are occasional reports of a large, unidentified creature in the loch's waters. The monster is called Morag, a nickname related to Loch Morar, much similar to Nessie (of Loch Ness origins).

Spanning a surface area of 27 km2, Loch Morar contains up to 2.30 km3 of water and reaches a maximum depth of 310 meters.

It spans 19 km on its length. Countries along its shoreline in Europe: Scotland.

 

 Compare Loch Morar with Lake Garda from Italy.

 Compare Loch Morar with Vänern from Sweden.


Lake Geneva.

LAKE GENEVA!! Extended (4K) by Youtube/CH Drone

Lake Geneva is the deepest lake in Switzerland at 310 meters.

Lake Geneva is a lake that spans 580 km2 in surface area, reaching as deep as 310 meters. It also holds a total water volume of up to 89 km3.

It spans 73 km on its length. Countries along its shoreline in Europe: Switzerland, France.

 

 Compare Lake Geneva with Lake Maggiore from Italy.

 Compare Lake Geneva with Derwentwater from England.


Datasets on Lakes

 World — Deepest lakes   |   Largest lakes by water volume   |   Largest lakes by surface area

 Largest Lakes by Region — Europe   |   North America   |   South America   |   Asia   |   Africa

 Deepest Lakes by Region — Europe   |   North America   |   South America   |   Asia   |   Africa

 Largest Lakes by Countries — Canada   |   USA   |   China   |   Russia   |   UK   |   Italy   |   Switzerland   |   Scandinavia   |   Argentina   |   Australia

 Deepest Lakes by Countries — Canada   |   USA   |   UK   |   Australia


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