Lake Eiði

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Lake Eiði
Eiðisvatn, Faroe Islands.JPG
Lake Eiði
LocationNear Eiði, Faroe Islands
Coordinates62°17′4.8948″N 7°3′16.855″W / 62.284693000°N 7.05468194°W / 62.284693000; -7.05468194Coordinates: 62°17′4.8948″N 7°3′16.855″W / 62.284693000°N 7.05468194°W / 62.284693000; -7.05468194
Catchment area42.6 km2 (16.4 sq mi)
Basin countriesFaroe Islands
Surface area47 ha (120 acres) (natural size)
Water volume17,000,000 m3 (14,000 acre⋅ft)
Surface elevation129–149 m (423–489 ft)

Lake Eiði (Faroese: Eiðisvatn) is a lake on the island of Eysturoy in the Faroe Islands.[1]

Lake Eiði is located between the villages of Eiði and Ljósá.[1] It is the fifth-largest natural lake in the Faroe Islands, with a natural size of 47 hectares (120 acres) that has been increased to 1.14 square kilometers (0.44 sq mi).[2] The size of the lake was increased by walls 22 and 13 m high, constructed by the SEV company in connection with the Eiði power plant, which uses the lake as a reservoir. Electricity production was started in 1987.[3] Two tunnels redirect water from adjacent valleys to Eiði.[4]


  1. ^ a b Proctor, James. 2013. Faroe Islands, 3rd ed. Bucks, UK: Bradt Travel Guides. p. 104.
  2. ^ Umhvørvisstovan: Størstu vøtn.
  3. ^ SEV: Hydropower Expansion on Eysturoy Completed.
  4. ^ "The Eiði Plant". SEV. Retrieved 2 March 2017.

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