Sorvagsvatn - Lake over the ocean

Sorvagsvatn Lake, located on the largest island of the archipelago Faeroe - Waqar this place is remarkable in that its water comes close to the ocean, as if hovering over him. Looking for some pictures, it may seem that it rises above the water surface ocean on many meters, although it is not so - vertical drop is only 30 meters.

Sorvagsvatn town, located a little further away from the lake, wants a pond named in honor of their city, as it is based much earlier Midvagsa. In addition to these two names, there is a third, which is used by those Faroese, which are not interested in futile arguments - just "Lake» (Vatni). So far more than the official name is still Sorvagsvatn, we are so historically.

Lake area in three and a half square kilometers and a length of six kilometers is the largest in the Faroe Islands. It lacks nothing remarkable, except for one detail - its water surface comes close to the ocean, as if hanging over him. If you look at the top photo, it seems that water Sorvagsvatna rise over the ocean a hundred meters, although it is not so - vertical drop is only 30 meters. The steep cliffs of the lake water flows into the ocean, forming a waterfall of the same name.

During the Second World War the British Army built the airfield and seaplane station on the shore of the lake. The first aircraft landed at RAF Sorvagsvatne in 1941.

In this photo you can see that the break is not as big as it seems near

The lake covers an area of ​​3.4 square kilometers, which is more than three times the size of the second largest lake Fyallavatn, which is also located on the island Waqar Sorvagsvatn of course, is not one of the biggest lakes in the world, but nevertheless has the status of the largest in the Faroe Islands. Headlands on either side of the lake rise to 252 and 376 meters and the length is 6 kilometers Sorvagsvatn. Water goes into the ocean by the eponymous waterfall, which could also be considered only from afar

Sorvagsvatn lake, the view from the other side


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