Mykines Evening Puffin and Sunset Tour | Accommodation Included
Blend in with the locals and the puffins and enjoy the tranquility of Mykines Island in the evening. This overnight tour to Mykines including accommodation is a once in a lifetime experience.
In the evening, the puffins gather together for a bit of social time. You will be in the middle of this extraordinary bird happening.
You arrive in the late afternoon with the boat Jósup. Your local guesthouse hostess and guide will meet you by the boat and take you to the guesthouse.
Here you will enjoy dinner in one of the oldest houses on Mykines Island. During dinner, your hostess will tell you the best stories and legends about this magical Island. Among others the great Mykines painter, Sámal Joensen Mikines, fishery and the state of the island and the birdlife as you see it today.
After dinner, you will pack coffee and sweets for your evening tour. Now, you are ready to meet and greet the puffins and see the sunset.
The summer in the Faroe Islands is remarkable. During the peak of summer, there are 23 hours of light. This makes an evening tour in Mykines something truly special.
After the evening walk, you will go back to the guesthouse, one of the oldest houses on Mykines Islands. The guesthouse dates back to 1895. You sleep under the ceiling in cosy dbl. rooms with B&B standard. The guesthouse is turfed roof.
Next morning you will have a breakfast of course served with homebaked bread and eggs from the local farmer on the island. You can then take a stroll through the village and down to the ocean. Alternatively, the tour guide can take you on one more tour to the hill to say good morning and goodbye to the puffins. You will take the boat back to Sørvágur at 11.05 in the morning.
Do not hesitate to book this absolutely fantastic experience on the most sought-after island in the Faroe Islands. Check availability by choosing a date. Min. 2 persons and max. 4 persons.
- Available: May. - Aug.
- Duration: 2 days
- Activities: Hiking, Sightseeing, Boat Trip, Bird Watching, Dinner
- Difficulty: Easy
- Languages: English, German, Danish, Faroese, Norwegian, Swedish
Mykines lies off the west coast of Faroe Islands' main islands. The island is home to the largest puffin colony in the Faroes and visitors to Mykines will see thousands of puffins as this is their safe haven when nesting during the summer season from early May to end of August.
On Mykines island visitors can walk along impressive rocky coastline to the lighthouse on the nearby islet Mykineshólmur. You can see that the islet has been exposed to the full force of the North Atlantic Ocean. Seals are regular visitors when hauling themselves on the skerries at the westernmost tip of the Faroe Islands.
Mykines rises high from the sea on all sides and can only be reached by boat or helicopter in fair weather. Knúkur is the highest peak reaching 560 metres above sea level providing a panoramic view of the island.
The island is 10,28 km2 and it stretches 7 kilometres (4,3 miles) from east to west. Mykines is fairly narrow from north to south.
Mykines is a car-free island so the ferry to Mykines only takes passengers. The only way to see the island is by foot. As the island is really steep and surrounded by lots of skerries, submerged rocks, and sea stacks, there is only one place on the island where the ferry can port which is in the small pier near the only village on the island.
The remote island is a truly amazing place. People come to the island to experience nature, to soak in the atmosphere, and to enjoy the quietness of the place. The wildlife is immense from puffins, common murre, northern fulmar, black-legged kittiwake to northern gannet.
The houses in the sole village are turf-roofed and well kept. Everything about Mykines is truly special and for many people Mykines is the very highlight of their summer experience in the Faroe Islands. Only 15 people live on the island throughout the year.
Departure time : 16:20.
The boat leaves from the Harbour of Sørvágur every day in summer at 16.20.
1 night of accommodation
What to bring:
Good walking boots
Wind proof jacket
Good to know:
There are no cars in Mykines. So if you bring your own car to Sørvágur, park at the harbour (there is a large parking lot). If you take the bus to Sørvágur from Tórshavn then make sure to take Route 300 departing from the bus terminal in Tórshavn.
Day 1 - Arrival in Mykines
You arrive late afternoon and I will meet you by the boat on Mykines.
Check in and afternoon coffee. You stroll in the village till we have dinner. After dinner we go on the late evening and sunset hike where we see puffins and have hot chocolate.
You will return between 23 and 01.00 at night depending on the month and time of sunset.
Day 2 - Departure day
You will have a delicious breakfast and you can take a short morning walk to Kumlar and see the beautiful bay and say goodbye to all the birds. You can also feed the cute chicken and ducks with me.
I follow you back to the ferry which departs at 11.00 and you have a beautiful sail back to Sørvágur harbour.