Covering an area of 3.4 sq km (1.3 sq mi), Lake Leitisvatn ranks as the largest lake on the Faroe islands. Visitors come here to witness the lake's optical illusion: despite being only 27 m (90 ft) above sea level, a steep cliff in front of it makes it seem much higher when observed from a certain angle. In addition to its dramatic panorama of rock formations, a scenic waterfall flows from the lake. Arrange to visit Lake Leitisvatn and other attractions in Vagar Island using our Vagar Island holiday planner.
Tours to Lake Leitisvatn
$308 BOOK WITH VIATOR Full-Day Mykines Hiking Tour from Torshavn with Puffins
Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes
$234 BOOK WITH VIATOR Full-day Lake Above The Ocean and Cliffs Tour from Tórshavn
Duration: 10 hours
Lake Leitisvatn reviews
Beautiful trek asking the sea with dramatic cliffs asking the way. Ready trek too, compared to many others here. Highly recommended for a couple of hours walk. more »
Everywhere in the Faroes is stunningly beautiful landscape, and this lake and the view at the point on the ocean are no exception. It's about 3km out to the point. I definitely recommend going all... more »
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