Lake Norsjo in Gvarv
Location Skien, Nome, Sauherad (Telemark)
Coordinates 59°18′N 9°20′E / 59.300°N 9.333°E / 59.300; 9.333Coordinates: 59°18′N 9°20′E / 59.300°N 9.333°E / 59.300; 9.333
Basin countries Norway
Surface area 55.48 km²
Max. depth 176 m
Shore length1 123.35 km
Surface elevation 15 m
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Norsjø is a lake in the municipalities of Skien, Nome and Sauherad in Telemark county, Norway. It is 55 km² in area[1] and 15 meters above sea level.

Norsjø is part of the Telemark Canal. Most rivers in Telemark meet Norsjø on their way before ending up in the Skien river or Porsgrunn river. Norsjø is a source of drinking water for Skien municipality.[2]


  1. Norsjø (in Norwegian) Store Norske Leksikon, retrieved 21 March 2013
  2. Skiens drikkevann snart fullrenset (in Norwegian) Telemarksavisa 25 October 2007

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