Vatnsoyrar

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Vatnsoyrar
Village
Vatnsoyrar
Vatnsoyrar
Vatnsoyrar is located in Denmark Faroe Islands
Vatnsoyrar
Vatnsoyrar
Location in the Faroe Islands
Coordinates: 62°4′27″N 7°14′53″W / 62.07417°N 7.24806°W / 62.07417; -7.24806Coordinates: 62°4′27″N 7°14′53″W / 62.07417°N 7.24806°W / 62.07417; -7.24806
State  Kingdom of Denmark
Constituent country  Faroe Islands
Island Vágar
Municipality Vágar Municipality
Founded 1921
Population (1 January 2006)
 • Total 56
Time zone GMT
 • Summer (DST) EST (UTC+1)
Postal code FO 385
Climate Cfc
Stamp FO 512 of Postverk Føroya
Issued: 7 February 2005
Artist: Eli Smith

Vatnsoyrar (Danish: Vandsøre) is a village founded in 1921 in the middle of the Faroese island of Vagar.

Vatnsoyrar, being created in 1921, is one of the youngest settlements in the Faroes. It is the only village in the archipelago that is not on the coast, but instead it is next to Sørvagsvatn, the largest lake on the Faroe Islands. Sørvagsvatn was used by the British Army as a natural airfield for seaplanes during the English occupation of the Faroes in the Second World War, while Vagar's airport was built immediately to the west of the lake.

There is a small motor museum (Vatnsoyra Bilasavn) in Vatnsoyrar with, among other things, a 1915 Model T Ford and a 1922 Ford Model TT truck, the first types of car to be used on the Faroe Islands. Beyond that there is a factory for doors and windows (Vatnsoyra Snikkaravirki).

There is a popular camp school for young people in Vatnsoyrar.

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