Sorvagsvatn Lake, Faroe Islands (with Map & Photos)

Sorvagsvatn Lake is located on the largest island of the Faroe archipelago - Vagar. The archipelago is located between Britain and Iceland and belongs to the Kingdom of Denmark. People come here to admire the sunrises and sunsets, the "hanging lake", the harsh northern nature, and the bizarre shape of the islands.

Sorvagsvatn Lake
Sorvagsvatn Lake

The unique Lake Sorvagsvatn (or Leitisvatn) is the largest lake in the Faroe Islands. Its area is three and a half square kilometers, its length is 6 kilometers, and its depth is 59 meters. The unofficial name of the reservoir is "lake above the ocean." Its water surface comes close to the ocean and seems to hang over it. Water flows down the steep cliffs from the lake into the sea, forming the Bosdalafossur waterfall. It is difficult to see him, he hides among the steep coastal cliffs.

Sorvagsvatn Lake
Sorvagsvatn Lake

An optical illusion gives the impression that the reservoir is located at an altitude of at least one hundred meters above sea level! If you tilt it a little, the water will splash out of the lake into the ocean, which is below.

Sorvagsvatn Lake
Sorvagsvatn Lake

The most spectacular photographs of the lake are obtained from the ocean. But travelers who have visited Sorsvagsvatn assure that from whatever side you look at it, it causes delight and admiration.

Sorvagsvatn Lake Map