Sorvagsvatn

Sorvagsvatn, Vagar Island: Address, Sorvagsvatn Reviews: 4/5

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Dilgan
3 contributions
Complete RIPP OFF
Jul 2020
The lake at the edge to the sea was one of our prime targets on the Färöer islands.
Unfortunately, the private owners of the land surrounding the lake decided to demand a hiking fee of approximately 30 Euro per Person. Sso our group with five adults would amount to 150 Euro for a 3km trail. With a very heavy heart we decided to skip the spectacular view, we now only can admire on postcards.
From other locals we heard that government already is searching for a solution for the increasing rip offs on the islands.
Written 19 July 2020
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Rodney B
Waukesha, WI1,073 contributions
Natural Optical Illusion
Aug 2019 • Friends
We hiked here today. It's a fairly easy hike until the very end. Then it's not difficult, but it is a very muddy and slippery climb, at least it was when we went. Almost to the top there is a spot on the left where the grass is worn. Here is where the picture was taken that you see all over the internet of the lake hanging above the cliffs that drop down to the ocean. It is a beautiful hike ending with an amazing view. If you are up for some more muddy hiking, at the bottom of the climbing is a trail along the lake you can take to where the water falls into the ocean. It's a small waterfall, but it is pretty, as are the ocean cliffs. There are sheep all along the trail. There is a 200 DKK/Person fee to enter. (100 DKK for kids). You get a free cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate which is a nice way to finish the hike. Beautiful hike with a beautiful destination!
Written 26 August 2019
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DrJohnWong
Singapore, Singapore665 contributions
Lake above the ocean
Aug 2019 • Solo
Hike this lake to see one of the most popular Faroese sights - the lake above the ocean.

The starting point of the hike can be a little difficult to find despite there being some signs in the town of Miovagur. Use these co-ordinates on google maps to find the entry gate/carpark 62°02’30.9″N 7°11’58.5″W. The gate opens at 8.30am and one either booked a guide in advance online or pays a 200kr hiking fee.

Personally, a guide is not required and the hike is relatively easy.

It is a lovely hike in good weather!
Written 23 August 2019
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icegf
37 contributions
Nice hike
Jun 2019
This is a really great short hike, and nice to do it immediately after landing before going to the hotel. Yes they are charging an admission but they are maintaining the trail and improving the path. If too many people do a hike it impact the environment. Already you can see where the vegetation is worn off the mountain from too many people climbing it. Great views, very scenic. Slightly dangerous to get to the best picture taking spot. Well worth doing.
Written 20 August 2019
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ReeceHenry
Brisbane, Australia289 contributions
Good view but when do we start paying for Hikes
Aug 2019 • Friends
Having some local friends we were told to be wary of this hike trying to charge 200DKK. The locals think it is disgusting that land owner who only owns a land parcel of the hike are profiteering from Tourists. The day we hiked we were up early and at the time no one was at the hike entrance but after 20m up the track we heard a yelling local who said we were trespassing and he would call the police if we do not pay 200DKK each. We tried to discuss how this is not correct and the Faroe’s own locals do not agree. No other hike do we pay on the Island (Mykines does some times but we overnighted here) and a lot are on private land. Basically we were threatened and photos taken of us, so we reluctantly paid the charge for I guess his own pocket. The track is moderately kept but nothing spectacular as compared to the tracks on Mykines and Suduroy who’s bridge hike passes through a farmers private gate. This hike even has areas of danger metal fenced off with no charge on the hike. So overall the hike is good but a somber feeling felt by all. One is worried that this is catching on and one day all hikes will be charged
Written 2 August 2019
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Karina L
København14 contributions
Nice hike - be ware of the price
Apr 2019 • Family
Nice hike approx. 3 hrs.
They will charge you 200 kr. per person for walking on the path which is pretty outrageous.
The hike is nice, but as there are plenty of other nice hiking routes where you can walk for free, so I would choose those any day
Written 30 April 2019
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Tobias R
London, UK1,282 contributions
Absolutely amazing - Must see!!!
Apr 2019 • Couples
I have never seen anything like this in my whole life. And I doubt that I will ever see something like this ever again. After you have parked your car you go through a gate where you have to pay 200 DKK per person to hike to the view where the ocean meets the lake. the hike is very easy and takes about an 1 hour to get there. Because it is only 15 minutes drive from the airport it is a good idea to do that right after you have arrived on the Faroe Island. The views are amazing, breathtaking and unique. Don't miss out on that if you are visiting the islands. Don't forget to walk down a bit to the waterfall after you have been on top of the cliff. Worth it.
Written 26 April 2019
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Sparshi J
26 contributions
Breathtaking and beautiful
Jul 2018 • Couples
You know there are some places which once you see in photographs, you really want to experience them for real. A place which leaves you speechless, leaves a lifelong imprint in your mind, reminds you about the power and magic of nature. Sorvagsvatn Lake was one such place, so I was extremely excited the moment we headed off for the lake. Though the lake runs parallel to the highway from the airport, the viewpoint from the cliff is a little walk out. As is the rule of the nature, one has to put in some efforts to enjoy the best that it has to offer. Easily marked signs from the Midvagur church guide you to the parking spot (look for signs mentioning Trælanípa) and the starting point of the hike. It is a 6 km walking trail (round trip) from the parking. The trail is more or less a level walk except for the last 300-400 meters which is a steep climb up to the edge of the cliff. The end point of our hike could be seen from the very beginning itself. The path is well marked and there is no chance of getting lost.

It took us an hour and a half to reach the top. Winds kept getting stronger as the edge of the cliff drew near. Views from the top were completely mesmerizing. A view that looked photoshopped, something so unreal. But it was right in front of us, like a lake above the ocean, an entirely different perspective. Watch your step as you stand at the edge of the cliff. Winds are very strong and one might get pushed right down the cliff if not careful, as there are no safety railings. As I stood there at the edge, i got this completely strange feeling of being at the end of earth as I watched the crashing waves deep down in ocean. It was a sight to die for and definitely one of my favorites in Faroe islands
Written 24 September 2018
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