Lake Leitisvatn, Vagar Island

Water Body · Nature / Park
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.
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  • 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 »
  • A great spot to see the waterfall, with a well marked trail leading to the rocky edges where you can venture further out to get a good vantage point. I’m glad they didn’t extend the trail right to...  more »

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