Sandnesfjorden is a fjord in Agder county, Norway. The 10-kilometre (6.2 mi) long fjord is primarily in the municipality of Risør, but the innermost part of the fjord is actually in Tvedestrand municipality. The fjord originates at the large inland lake Vegår and flows south and east through the river Storelva before emptying into the coastal lake Nævestadfjorden. This coastal lake flows through a 1-kilometre (0.62 mi) long river, Lagelva, before it flows into the Sandnesfjorden.

View of the mouth of the fjord
Location of the fjord
Sandnesfjorden (Norway)
LocationAgder county, Norway
Coordinates58.6932°N 09.1309°E / 58.6932; 09.1309
Primary inflowsRiver Lagelva
Primary outflowsSkaggerak
Catchment areaVegår
Basin countriesNorway
Max. length10 kilometres (6.2 mi)
Max. width1 kilometre (0.62 mi)

The Norwegian County Road 411 crosses the fjord where the river Lagelva meets the fjord. The village of Sandnes is located on the southern shore of the fjord. There are many islands at the mouth of the fjord, just south of the town of Risør.[1]

See also


  1. Thorsnæs, Geir, ed. (2016-04-05). "Risør". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2017-12-30.
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