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We are often asked about the meaning of Lemonsjø…”Sjø in Norwegian is a lake, which is the beautiful lake we are situated next to. But what about Lemon?…

We found two explanations, you choose…

Historical explanation, extracted and freely translated from “Trond O. Haug: Stadsnamn frå Vågå”, book about places in the region Vågå.

It has been found long back in time, suggestively 1349, that a special fishing method was used in the northern shores of the lake, where a river leads the freshwater out and down. This method entails using barriers made of wood to trap the fish, preventing it from going down the river and thereby being able to chatch it. The old name of these barriers is in Norwegian called “lem” and therefore the name Lemon.

And the one about the lemon…

About 200 years ago a Briton named Sir Sun Kis travelled over the mountains of Norway and arrived at the beautiful lake. He rented a summer farm and brought with him a horse load of lemons. Sir Sun Kis was not into alcoholic drinks and only enjoyed a warm or chilled lemon juice.

When he left for winter, lemons where left over. The juice from this fruits found the way into the lake and you can still today enjoy this fresh water from the Lemon lake!

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