Largest Lakes in Europe (by Surface Area)
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Which is the largest lake in Europe by surface area?
The largest lake by surface area in Europe is Ladoga with an area of 17,700 km2. At second and third, are Onega which spans 9,700 km2 and Vänern at 5,545 km2.

 Compare Ladoga with Loch Maree


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Deepest Lakes. The deepest lake in Europe is Hornindalsvatnet Lake with a maximum depth of 514 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.

Lakes with the largest volumes. The largest lake in Europe by volume is Ladoga with a volume of 837 km3.The water volumes of the major lakes in Europe range from 0.03 km3 to 837 km3, with lakes holding up to 51.1 km3 of water on average.


Here are Europe's largest lakes by surface area.

Ladoga.

Watch this captivating aerial footage of Ladoga Lake (Credit: Youtube/Vitaly Popov)

Ladoga is the largest lake by surface area in Europe at 17,700 km2.

Reaching as deep as 230 meters, Ladoga holds up to 837 km3 of water and covers a surface area of 17,700 km2.

It spans 219 km on its length. Countries along its shoreline in Europe: Russia.

It is the largest lake that is situated entirely in Russia and is rich with fish varieties and features its own endemic seal, the Ladoga seal, like its brethren lake Lake Baikal and its endemic Baikal seal. Lake Ladoga has two of the tallest stone lighthouses in the world - the 71-metre Storozhenskiy Light  and the 70-metre Osinovetsky Light.

 

 Compare Ladoga with Vänern from Sweden.

 Compare Ladoga with Hornindalsvatnet Lake from Norway.


Onega.

LAKE ONEGA // 2017 (Credit: Youtube/EscapeOwl)

Onega is the 2nd largest lake by surface area in Europe at 9,700 km2.

The waters of Lake Onega house close to 1,650 islands, totaling a land area of about 250km2, including the largest island Big Klimenetsky (147km2) and the famous Kizhi island, a state preservation area that houses 89 wooden architectural church monuments, including the Kizhi Pogost which is now a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Onega is a lake that holds up to 285 km3 of water, reaching a maximum depth of 127 meters. The lake also covers 9,700 km2 in surface area.

It spans 245 km on its length. Countries along its shoreline in Europe: Russia.

 

 Compare Onega with Crveno Jezero (Red Lake) from Croatia.

 Compare Onega with Lake Izvorul Muntelui(Lake Bicaz) from Romania.


Vänern.

Sweden: Lake Vaner (Vänersee, Vänern) in autumn (fall) (Credit: Youtube/Image Hoppers)

Vänern is the 3rd largest lake by surface area in Europe at 5,545 km2.

Reaching as deep as 106 meters, Vänern holds up to 153 km3 of water and covers a surface area of 5,545 km2.

It spans 140 km on its length. Countries along its shoreline in Europe: Sweden.

The water level of the lake is regulated by the Vargön Hydroelectric Power Station.

 

 Compare Vänern with Loch Awe from Scotland.

 Compare Vänern with Ladoga from Russia.


Saimaa.

Saimaa is the 2nd largest lake by surface area in the Scandinavia at 4,400 km2.

Containing up to 36 km3 of water, Saimaa has a maximum depth of 82 meters and spans a surface area of 4,400 km2.

Countries along its shoreline in Europe: Finland.

 

 Compare Saimaa with Loch Ness from Scotland.

 Compare Saimaa with Loch Morar from Scotland.


Peipus.

Cold winter flight over the lake Peipus in Estonia by Youtube/FPV Flights Latvia

Reaching as deep as 15.3 meters, Peipus holds up to 25 km3 of water and covers a surface area of 3,555 km2.

Countries along its shoreline in Europe: Estonia, Russia.

 

 Compare Peipus with Lake Maggiore from Italy.

 Compare Peipus with Crveno Jezero (Red Lake) from Croatia.


Lake Päijänne.

Lake Päijänne, Finland 2016 by Youtube/ Solifilms

Lake Päijänne is the 3rd largest lake by surface area in the Scandinavia at 1,083 km2.

Reaching as deep as 95.3 meters, Lake Päijänne holds up to 18.10 km3 of water and covers a surface area of 1,083 km2.

It spans 120 km on its length. Countries along its shoreline in Europe: Finland.

 

 Compare Lake Päijänne with Lake Lungern from Switzerland.

 Compare Lake Päijänne with Loch Tay from Scotland.


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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