Lake Sorvagsvatn

Sorvagsvatn, Vagar

Faroe Islands


Sorvagsvatn, Vagar





Lake Sorvagsvatn is the biggest lake of the Faroe Islands, located on the island of Vagar. The lake appears to hang over the Atlantic Ocean and eventually drains into it. It is a mystical sight to see if you are fortunate enough to visit the Faroe Islands. The photos and video you're seeing are actually an optical illusion. The reservoir isn't really hundreds of feet above sea level, it is actually closer to 30 meters.


The Faroe Islands are situated northwest of Scotland, about halfway between Norway and Iceland. The lake is located between Grothustangi and Vatnsoyrar. It is also located nearby Vorouklettar. It is a hike away upon arrival!


Leitisvatn or Sørvágsvatn is the largest lake in the Faroe Islands. It is situated on the island of Vágar between the municipalities of Sørvágur and Vágar. Its area is 3.4 km2, more than three times the size of Fjallavatn, the second largest lake, also located on Vágar.

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