Lygnstøylsvatnet in Sunnmørsposten

Lake Lygnstøylsvatnet is one of the most spectacular divesites in Norway, offering a unique view back in time. Sunnmørsposten, a local newspaper, recently printed a story about the lake.



Posted on Aug 20, 2012

Lygnstøylsvatnet is located in Ørsta county, and the authorities have now decided to upgrade the lakeside information signs. They are also exploring the possiblities of making more parking spaces and even a new rest area for divers and other visitors.

The local newspaper Sunnmørsposten published the story about the lake and the planned improvements on a nice spread in their news section plus a mention on the cover of their August 14 issue.

A unique historical divesite

Lake Lygnstøylsvatnet was born after a landslide closed off the river Lygna in 1908. Soon after the water rose above the dairy huts, stone fences, gates and the old road through the valley.

The inhabitants had to evacuate themselves and their animals, leaving behind what has since become a spectacular divesite very popular by locals and visiting divers alike.

The old dairy huts, rock fences and other remains from when the valley was still used by farmers remain on the bottom, below 2-10 meters of water.

An exciting discovery

The "official" story tells of eight or nine farmhouses on the bottom of the lake, all easily visible even from the surface.

Unknown to most, there are actually remains of ten houses on the lake bottom - possibly more. The remains of the tenth house was recently photographed for the first time:

The 10th house found in the lake has not been seen by many, and recieved some well deserved attention in Sunnmørsposten's story.

Lygnstøylsvatnet was also recently ranked among the best historical divesites in the world by BBC and Travel+Leisure.

Read the full story online

If you'd like to read the full story, the Sunnmørspoten newspaper is available online for NOK 21,- (approx. € 3) per issue (Norwegian only). The issue in question is from August 14, 2012.

» Click here to buy the online issue of Sunnmørsposten



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