Sørvágsvatn / Leitisvatn - The Cliff Lake

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The Cliff Lake - locally known as either Sørvágsvatn or Leitisvatn - is situated on the island of Vágar in the Faroe Islands. It is a short drive from the airport, and after our rental car pickup, was the first place we stopped at. We parked on a little lane off the main road and climbed over a stile to the start of the path. The path is a walking track and took us about half an hour from the start to end. Walking shoes were good to have - boots probably would have been more sensible. Take waterproofs as there's nowhere to shelter if the weather changes. The view from start to finish is magnificent. On our visit, in summer 2018, the path along the lake front was closed, and we took a path a little up the hillside, with the lake on our right. We encountered a few friendly sheep along the way, as well as friendly fellow hikers. At the end of the trail is a greeting that set the standards for breath-taking views during our trip - magnificent cliff faces sinking into the ocean far below. Take very good care and don't go too close to the edge! Where lake meets cliff, a stunning waterfall drains the lake into the ocean. The colours were striking - the green hillsides, the deep blue ocean and the grey rocks. This walk was fairly easy in intensity and an incredible start to our trip to the Faroes - getting the circulation going after the plane ride in and firing up the adventurous spirit.
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