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Sørvágsvatn / Leitisvatn- (Set Mint) - Set

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Technical details
  • 27.02.2017
  • Photographer: Eirik Sørstrømmen
  • Cartor Security Printing, France
  • Offset
  • 56,0 x 21,0 mm
  • 17 and 19 DKK
About Sørvágsvatn / Leitisvatn- (Set Mint)
About the motif Lakes in the Faroe Islands: Leitisvatn/Sørvágsvatn

It goes without saying that a country, where it rains as much and frequently as it certainly does in the Faroes, must have a number of freshwater lakes. Due to the islands' geological configuration, its steep hills and mountains, most of the rainwater makes its way directly into the ocean. Water also gathers in natural hollows, especially on larger islands, forming lakes and ponds - slightly above sea level in the lowlands, as well as in higher-lying mountain valleys and on the plateaus.

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