THE FAROE ISLANDS are a small group of islands in the North Atlantic Ocean, between Iceland and Norway. Lake Sørvágsvatn is located on the island of Vágar and is the largest lake in the Faroe Islands. This lake appears to sit high above the ocean on a cliff. However, this is just an optical illusion. In reality, the lake is actually only about 90 feet above sea level, but its surrounding cliffs are higher which prevents the lake from emptying into the ocean.
How to get there
Atlantic Airways is the Faroe Islands’ national airline. They have direct flights from major destinations in Scandinavia, as well as elsewhere in Europe. Scandinavian Airlines also has a direct flight from Copenhagen. There are also ferries departing from Denmark and Iceland.
If flying, you will arrive in Vágar Airport, which is only about 3 miles from the lake. It is best to rent a car or even a campervan and explore the Faroe Islands by self-driving.