The Faroe or Faeroe Islands are a North Atlantic archipelago. It is officially a part of Denmark. This group of islands is very different. In any sense of the word. The landscape, the people who live here, not like anywhere else in the world. The islands have many extraordinary attractions. And ideal for bird lovers.

A great destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Explore numerous waterfalls and discover this unique lake located very close to the ocean.

Sørvágsvatn or Leitisvatn is the largest lake in the Faroe Islands. You will find it on the island of Vágar. Its surface is about 40 metres above the level of sea. And surrounded by a higher cliff which prevents it from emptying fully into the ocean. The waterfall Bøsdalafossur is the outlet into the ocean. The greater height of the cliffs on either side of Bøsdalafossur gives the (optical) illusion that the lake is higher above sea level than it is.

You can find the Faroe Islands approximately 320 kilometers north-west of Scotland. Or halfway between Iceland and Norway.