Sorvagsvatn – Lake over the ocean

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Sorvagsvatn – Lake over the ocean

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

Sorvagsvatn town, located a little further from the lake, wants pond named in honor of their city, as it is based Midvagsa much earlier. In addition to these two names, there is a third, which is used Faroese those who are not interested in futile debate – 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 – a vertical drop is only 30 meters.The steep cliffs of the lake water flows into the ocean, forming the eponymous waterfall.

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

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 VagarSorvagsvatn certainly not one of the biggest lakes in the world, but nonetheless, 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….

Two levels by Jan Egil Kristiansen/flickr

Sorvagsvatn (Leitisvatn) Lake, Faroe Island Seen On www.coolpicturegallery.us

Sorvagsvatn (Leitisvatn) Lake, Faroe Island Seen On www.coolpicturegallery.us

Sorvagsvatn (Leitisvatn) Lake, Faroe Island Seen On www.coolpicturegallery.us

Sorvagsvatn (Leitisvatn) Lake, Faroe Island Seen On www.coolpicturegallery.us

Sorvagsvatn (Leitisvatn) Lake, Faroe Island Seen On www.coolpicturegallery.us

Sorvagsvatn (Leitisvatn) Lake, Faroe Island Seen On www.coolpicturegallery.us

 

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