List of lakes of the Faroe Islands

Leitisvatn or Sørvágsvatn is the largest lake in the Faroe Islands.

The most important lakes in the Faroe Islands are Leitisvatn on Vágar, Fjallavatn also on Vágar, Sandsvatn on Sandoy, Lake Eiði on Eysturoy and Lake Toftir on Eysturoy. There are many other smaller lakes across the whole country, most of them used for leisure fishing. Some of the lakes are also used for electricity production, and especially Lake Eiði near Eiði and the water systems around Vestmanna are important in this context. Also in Strond on Borðoy and at Botnur in Suðuroy there are important power-plants.

The 10 largest lakes in the Faroe Islands (natural sizes) [ edit ]

Stóravatn and Litlavatn, Sandoy.

List of lakes in the Faroe Islands [ edit ]

Hvannhagi, Suðuroy.

Lakes referred to on the islands of Suðuroy, Sandoy, Vágoy, Nólsoy, Eysturoy, Streymoy and Hestur:[2]

See also [ edit ]

Further reading [ edit ]

  • AMSINCK, SUSANNE LILDAL, AGNIESZKA STRZELCZAK, RIKKE BJERRING, FRANK LANDKILDEHUS, TORBEN L. LAURIDSEN, KIRSTEN CHRISTOFFERSEN, and ERIK JEPPESEN. 2006. "APPLIED ISSUES: Lake Depth Rather Than Fish Planktivory Determines Cladoceran Community Structure in Faroese Lakes - Evidence from Contemporary Data and Sediments". Freshwater Biology. 51, no. 11: 2124-2142.
  • Five Faroese Lakes Physico-Chemical and Biological Aspects. Annales Societatis Scientiarum Faeroensis, 36. Tórshavn, Faroe Islands: Føroya fróðskaparfelag, 2002. ISBN 99918-41-36-9
  • P̐ưALSSON, CARINA, EMMA S. KRITZBERG, KIRSTEN CHRISTOFFERSEN, and WILHELM GRAN̐ưELI. 2005. "Net Heterotrophy in Faroe Islands Clear-Water Lakes: Causes and Consequences for Bacterioplankton and Phytoplankton". Freshwater Biology. 50, no. 12: 2011-2020.

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ US.foArchived 2011-07-20 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Jardfeingi.foArchived 2011-07-20 at the Wayback Machine, Faroese lake bibliography, selected references
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