Photo of a sea monster for illustration.
It was reported in the newspaper Fjordingen. The three friends managed also to take a photo of the mysterious creature.
It was almost silent on the water as the ripples began. They sat in a small motor boat 70 meters away, but did not know what we saw, but got a picture of it.
The lake is the deepest in Europe with up to 514 meters. What kind of creature is hiding there?
The three men are now convinced that they saw a sea serpent in their home village. They estimate that "the monster" was between two and three metres long.
Watch the amazing photo and read more in Norwegian on the website for the Norwegian Broadcasting NRK: Photo of the sea serpent.
You can also read other articles and watch video clips on our global travel guide Travel Explorations about sea monsters in Norway and other places. Here is one article and video clip of a sea monster in Seljord lake in Norway.
Stein Morten Lund, 4th August 2012
Several Norwegians claim they have seen a serpent in the lake Seljord too. Its called "Seljordormen". Watch an amazing photo taken in 2010: The serpent snake Seljordormen.
The most famous sea monster in the world is The Loch Ness Monster, populary called Nessie. Its according to Wikepedia a cryptid that is reputed to inhabit Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands. It is similar to other supposed lake monsters in Scotland and elsewhere, though its description varies from one account to the next.
Popular interest and belief in the animal has varied since it was brought to the world's attention in 1933. Evidence of its existence is anecdotal, with minimal and much-disputed photographic material and sonar readings. The most common speculation among believers is that the creature represents a line of long-surviving plesiosaurs.
Watch the amazing video clip on our global travel guide Travel Explorations of the Iceland Worm Monster - Lagarfljótsormur, Lagarfljotsormurinn, Lagarfljót.