Sorvagsvatn - the lake over the ocean

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

Sorvagsvatn town, located a little farther from the lake, wants the body of water was called in honor of the city, since it was founded much earlier Midvagsa. In addition to these two names, there is a third, which the Faroese are those who 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 of ​​three and a half square kilometers and a length of six kilometers is the largest of the Faroe Islands. It is not 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 as if the water Sorvagsvatna rise over the ocean for a hundred meters, although this is not the case - vertical drop is only 30 meters. The steep cliffs of water flows out of the lake into the ocean, forming a waterfall of the same name.

During the Second World War the British Army built the airfield and a station for seaplanes on the lake. The first aircraft landed at RAF Sorvagsvatne in 1941.

In this picture, it is clear that the cutoff 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 of Wagar Sorvagsvatn of course, is not one of the largest lakes in the world, but nevertheless has the status of the largest in the the Faroe Islands. Headlands on either side of the lake rises by 252 and 376 meters and the length is 6 kilometers Sorvagsvatn. Water goes into the ocean through the waterfall of the same name, which could also be considered only from afar

Sorvagsvatn lake, the view from the other side

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