New Lygnstøylsvatnet story in Dykking

My new story about lake Lygnstøylsvatnet is out in Dykking Magazine's October 2012 issue, with spectacular new images never before published. This summer, I found a 'new' house in the lake!



Posted on Oct 7, 2012

Lake Lygnstølsvatnet offers a unique dive among alpine diary huts, rock fences and an entire flooded forest, after the river Lygna was closed off by a rockslide in 1908.

After just a few hours the water rose, forcing the inhabitants of the valley to evacuate. They left behind what is now one of Norway's top divespots.

On a five-page spread in the October 2012 issue of Dykking Magazine, readers get the full story behind this specatcular divesite - including an update on plans by the local authorities to upgrade signs and facilities at the lake.

Exciting discovery

Flying above the spectacular underwater landscape is a remarkable experience - and this summer, I came across the remains of a farmhouse I had never seen before.

» READ MORE: Exciting find in Lygnstøylsvatnet

The images in the article are the first ever to be published. I have talked to a couple of divers who claim to have seen the remains before, but I still consider this an important discovery.

Not even the local authorities, who have recently conducted a survey of the lake to produce a 3D topographical map knew about it.

Coolest underwater attractions in the world

The site is featured on the Visit Norway website, and was recently on the list of 25 coolest underwater attractions in the world compiled by Travel+Leisure Magazine.

The ScubaPixel database contains 70+ images from lake Lygnstøylsvatnet. Please click below if you'd like to see them!

» Click here to browse images from Lygnstøylsvatnet

Dykking Magazine is published six times a year, with a circulation of approximately 6.000. The magazine has been around since 1983 and is one of the oldest dive publications in Europe.

Please visit their website to read more or to sign up for a subscription.

» Click here to visit Dykking Magazine



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