Mykines is a small island positioned to the far west of the archipelago and is greatest identified for its giant inhabitants of Atlantic puffins. These lovely birds mate and nest right here between Might and August, making it top-of-the-line occasions to go to Mykines. Even when you’re not a hen lover, the views from this island are undoubtedly well worth the go to!
To get to Mykines, you have to take a ferry from Sørvágur. The ferry runs twice every day, however the one you have to be on is the morning one which leaves at 10:45 am. As it is a very fashionable island amongst travellers, I’d advocate reserving the ferry nicely prematurely to safe your spot. Ferry tickets value DKK 60 per particular person. The 45-minute ferry could be fairly bumpy, so when you’re liable to seasickness, take some anti-nausea tablets with you!
The crossing itself is a tour, as you’ll be capable to see among the most iconic spots within the Faroe Islands from the boat! You’ll sail alongside Drangarnir sea stacks and Tindhólmur island.
As soon as on the island, your first cease ought to be the Mykineshólmur viewpoint. That is the place you’ll discover the well-known Mykines lighthouse. The hike takes 3-4 hours each methods, however I assure you gained’t be watching the time as you’ll be watching out for puffins! These little birds are completely in all places and are so used to people that they gained’t even budge if you attempt to take an image with them.
After taking within the unimaginable views, make your means again all the way down to the village and refuel with a packed lunch. For those who’ve acquired time earlier than queueing for the ferry again, have somewhat stroll round city.
The ferry units sail again to Vagar at 5 pm, so be sure you be there 30mins beforehand and make your means again to the mainland.