Breiavatnet, Stavanger

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#8 of 17 in Nature in Rogaland
Breiavatnet is a small lake in the municipality of Stavanger in Rogaland county, Norway. The 0.031-square-kilometre (7.7-acre) lake is very shallow, only a few feet deep. The lake gets its water from the Kannikbekken stream, which flows from the lake Mosvatnet and runs through the city (the stream was put mostly underground in culverts and pipes in 1899). A decorative fountain was installed in the middle of the lake in 1924.


The lake lies in the city centre of Stavanger, on the border of the boroughs of Storhaug and Eiganes og Våland. The Stavanger Cathedral, the City Park, and Stavanger Cathedral School lie on the northern shore of the lake. The Stavanger train station is located on the south shore of the lake.
The lake is the home of various birds, such as swans, seagulls, ducks, and sparrows. There are scarcely any fish in the water, and the old story from the area says that only the principal of Stavanger Cathedral School is the only one with rights to go fishing in Breiavatnet (although this is only a story).
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  • A nice lake in the center of Stavanger. The Dome is close by, and on one side older buildings. It is a nice little walk to go around it.  more »
  • After visiting the cathedral, I happened upon a beautiful lake in the center of the charming city of Stavanger, Norway. We had great weather the day we were there so I was able to enjoy the lake.....  more »
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  • Beautiful lake that greeted me as soon as I arrived in Stavanger via bus after an almost 20 hr journey from India! It was very serene in the early morning and a few people where walking around the lake. Perfect place to relax and feed the birds/ducks if you're into that! It's so green here that it makes you so happy!
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