Glomma River

Glomma River
formerly Glåma River

River, eastern Norway.

The longest river in Scandinavia, it rises in a series of small streams near the Swedish-Norwegian border. It flows south, then west into Lake Øyeren. From there it continues south to Sarpsborg and enters Oslo Fjord at Fredrikstad, after a course of 372 mi (599 km). It is a major source of hydroelectric power. It is navigable up to Sarpsfoss, the waterfall at Sarpsborg.

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