List of lakes of the Faroe Islands

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The most important lakes in the Faroe Islands are Leitisvatn on Vágar, Fjallavatn also on Vágar, Sandsvatn on Sandoy, Eiðisvatn on Eysturoy and Toftavatn on Eysturoy. There are many other lesser lakes across the whole country, most of them used for leisure-fishing. Some of the lakes are also used for electricity-production, and especially Eiðisvatn 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.

List of 10 of the Largest Lakes in the Faroe Islands (Natural Sizes)[edit]

List of Lakes in the Faroe Islands[edit]

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

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.


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  2. ^, Faroese lake bibliography, selected references