Lake Sørvágsvatn (Leitisvatn)

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Lake Sørvágsvatn is the biggest lake of the Faroe Islands. It covers an area of 3.4 square km, and is more than three times the size of the second biggest lake Fjallavatn.

Lake Sørvágsvatn (5)

The lake is 30 meter above the sea level. Among the locals there is a fierce debate regarding the name of the lake. The inhabitants of Sørvágur take pride in the fact that the lake is named after their village. On the other hand, the inhabitants of Miðvágur want to name the lake Leitisvatn, since, on their side of the lake, the land alongside the body of water is called Leiti.

Lake Sørvágsvatn (1)

 

Lake Sørvágsvatn (2)

 

Lake Sørvágsvatn (3)

 

Lake Sørvágsvatn (4)

 

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