Fjallavatn, with its 1,03 square kilometers, is the 2nd largest lake on Vágar as well as on the whole of the Faroe Islands. It is situated on the north side of the island, 80 meters over the sea level, and is separated from the Atlantic ocean only by a small stream. The area between the lake and the north coast is called “Norð á Munna,” and is a popular hike for locals in the summer; specially on the longest day of the year, where it is possible to watch both sunset and sunrise with in a short period of time.
Although it is a long hike Norð á Munna, it is relatively easy: the path from the end of the road in the village of Vatnsoyrar is almost completely flat. Though, it does require you to cross a river, so appropriate footwear is essential. This hike would take 4-5 hours.
It is possible to hike on both sides of the lake, however, the path on the right side of the lake is more popular.
Fjallavatn is filled with trout, though due to it’s remote location it is not that common to see people fishing in it. Due to this, trout fishing on the lake is more of a meditation experience, where people who seek a solitary retreat in nature can spend a few hours fishing in complete tranquility.
Fjallavatn has been a nature conservation area since 1983.