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The Lake Serverswith in Denmark on a map, how to get there

Lake Serverswith

On the island in the middle of Voir Faroe Islands there is a wonderful lake Serversman (Lativan). This pond covers an area of 3.4 km2 and is the largest lake in the Faroe Islands. Its size is more than three times the size of the second largest lake Fjallavatn, also located on this island.

It seems like lake is much higher than the ocean. In reality, however, the lake is just 30 metres above sea level. The camera position and shooting angle create a so-called optical illusion or the illusion, which distorts reality. Also if you watch the lake Serverswith from afar, it may seem that the pond extends to the ocean, thus violating all known laws of physics.

Water flowing down the steep rocks into the ocean form a picturesque waterfall Bosselshausen. It is, unfortunately, quite difficult to contemplate, as it is hidden behind a steep coastal cliffs.

Locals caught two of the name of this picturesque place, and all because near it there are two settlements and each of them wants to call it differently. Village Midvags called the lake Lativan due to the fact that near the pond of the earth referred to as the laity, and the settlement Serverswith wants the lake was named in honor of their village, which, by the way, appeared much earlier than Midvags. Despite this confusion, today the official name of the lake is still — Serversman.

If you were surprised by the beauty of the lake Serverswith and want to see other interesting attractions of Faroe Islands, then you must visit the uninhabited island of Lindholm. which will excite you with its history.

Interesting fact is that in 1941 during the Second world war the lake was found another important application, the British army decided to break here a military camp with airfield for seaplanes, which gave the armed forces a great advantage in combat with the enemy.

Lake Serversman on the map