Sørvágsvatn - Lake over the ocean

Sørvágsvatn lake, located on the largest island of the archipelago Faroe - Vagar 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 this is not the case - a vertical drop is only 30 meters.





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






Lake area in the three and a half square kilometers and a length of six kilometers is the largest in the Faroe Islands. It does not have 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 Sørvágsvatn rise over the ocean a hundred meters, although this is not the case - a vertical drop is only 30 meters. The steep cliffs water drains from the lake into the ocean, forming a waterfall of the same name.



During the Second World War, the British army has built an airfield and seaplane station on the lake. The first aircraft landed at RAF Sørvágsvatn in 1941.

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

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