Witness the lovely puffins in Mykines in the most exiting way possible. This tour will make you explore the puffins on Mykines island in depth. You will be sure to experience all the best sights on Mykines in the company of the Atlantic puffin with their colorful beak.
Turn up at the harbour in the village Sørvágur on Vágar island in the morning and we will take you on an unforgettable tour to the main summer attraction in the Faroe Islands. The boat departs from the Sørvágur harbour at 10:20 am. The ferry will leave Mykines again at 17:05 pm and you will return to Sørvágur at 18:00 pm.
You will be secured a ferry ticket when you arrive to the harbour in the morning. Also, local hiking tax is included in the tour as well as a lunch in stunningly beautiful surroundings in Mykines.
This day tour to Mykines will secure you lots of amazing photo opportunities of puffins and the lush green hillsides. Bringing your camera is simply a must when doing the day tour to Mykines.
The puffin island is the ideal spot to relax, breathing the fresh air and enjoy the tranquility away from city noise and large crowds. You will stand in the middle of the extraordinary bird life and with puffins in the thousands flying just above your head in all directions. You will be mesmerised by the amount of puffins here and how close you can get to these fascinating creatures.
While you enjoy all the puffins, you will have unbelievable sight of rugged cliffs and the captivating shoreline. The puffins take most of the visitor's attentions. That is totally understandable, but there are also other exceptionally bird species here such as the northern gannet and the common murre. You can see these birds on sea stacks and on the steep cliff sides.
Your ferry ride to Mykines will take 45 minutes. When you arrive in Mykines, a local tour guide will greet you. Before you go hiking to see all the puffins, you will have some refreshments. Now, you are ready to hit the path to the puffin heaven. The puffins grasses the island during summer only and this is also the only period when Mykines is open for travellers. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity is bookable from May to August.
You can add transport from Tórshavn to the ferry and from the ferry back to Tórshavn after the Mykines tour to make this the perfect hassle-free day tour. Simply add this extra service during the booking process.
** IMPORTANT NOTICE** Mykines Island has imposed a local tourist tax for the last 4 years of 100Dkk per person. This was to cover the cost of maintenance of pathways on the islands, prticularly the paths that go through the Puffin Colony and out to the lighthouse. Heimdal Tours has absorbed this cost and resisted passing this on to our clients. However, because of the huge number of visitors to Mykines and particularly to the Puffin Colony and Lighthouse, Mykines Kommuna have had to make new pathways in order to keep access open throughout the season. As a result, they have raised the local tourist tak to 250Dkk per person. Heimdal Tours can not absorb the extra 150Dkk per person, therefore we have to add this sustainability cost to the cost of the tour. We feel confident that our discerning travelers understand the need to conserve the fragile nature of our beautiful islands and the wildlife habitat so that it is there for present and future generations to enjoy. **...David Whale - Director Heimdal Tours SP/f
Now, what are you waiting for? Join this day trip to jaw-dropping landscapes, lots of puffins, and breathtaking sceneries. Check availability by choosing a date.
The ferry departs from Sørvágur on the island of Vagar. There is a public bus route 300 that runs from Tórshavn harbour to Sørvágur harbour at 09:05am and arrives in Sørvágur at around 10:00am. The ferry departs at 10:20am. The bus will drive you to the boat to Mykines.
The bus will leave from Sørvágur at 18.20pm when the boat is back from Mykines. The bus always waits for passengers coming with the boat back from Mykines.