Leitisvatn Travel Guide

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Leitisvatn also known as Sørvágsvatn lies in the Faroe Islands. The lake has an area of 3.6 square kilometres. This is the famous lake that will create an optical illusion when seen from the cliff Trælanípan.

Also known as the floating lake, the scenery here is truly unbelievable. Kayaking on Lake Leitisvatn is one of the most popular things to do on the island.

The Lake Above the Ocean also known as the floating lake. Photo by Eugenia Di Pasquale known as @eugeniadipasquale on Instagram.

It takes 1 hour to hike from the nearest village Miðvágur to this attraction at the end of the lake towards the ocean. The waterfall Bøsdalafossur flows from Lake Leitisvatn and into the sea.

Leitisvatn is situated on the island Vágar. This is the island where all flights to the Faroe Islands descend and land when travellers come to the Faroe Islands by aeroplane. Vagar Airport is situated on the same island as Lake Leitisvatn.

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