Mykines is a small island positioned to the far west of the archipelago and is finest identified for its giant inhabitants of Atlantic puffins. These cute birds mate and nest right here between Could and August, making it among the finest occasions to go to Mykines. Even in case you’re not a fowl lover, the views from this island are positively definitely 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 suggest booking the ferry nicely upfront to safe your spot. Ferry tickets value DKK 60 per particular person. The 45-minute ferry could be fairly bumpy, so in case you’re susceptible 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 must 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 received’t be watching the time as you’ll be watching out for puffins! These little birds are completely all over the place and are so used to people that they received’t even budge once you attempt to take an image with them.
After taking within the unimaginable views, make your means again right down to the village and refuel with a packed lunch. When you’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 you should definitely be there 30mins beforehand and make your means again to the mainland.