Sprawling across 140 square kilometres, the Randsfjorden is one of the largest freshwater lakes in Norway. It’s fed by the Dokka and Etna rivers, with its northern delta a protected wetland for a variety of waders and migratory bird species.
Cast a fishing line to see what’s biting in the waters of the Randsfjorden, which is particularly famed for its large trout. The biggest is known as the Dokka trout and spawns in its namesake river. The lake shores are dotted with golf courses, including the Land Golfklubb, which features an 18-hole parkland course, a driving range and a practice bunker.
If you’re visiting in the summer months, don’t miss a visit to the Randsfjorden Waterpark, which boasts one of the largest floating obstacle courses in Northern Europe. It can easily be combined with a visit to the Hadeland Glassverk, an 18th-century glass-making facility where you can see glass being blown and purchase locally-made handicrafts.
The Randsfjorden is 1.5 hours’ drive from Oslo Airport and regular trains connect from the Norwegian capital to Jevnaker railway station. Buses travel to towns and villages around Randsfjorden, while a car ferry connects Horn and Tangen.