Mykines with a Local | The Puffin Island

Mykines with a Local | The Puffin Island
Puffins Mykines
Lighthouse Mykines
Mykines Island
Puffins Faroe Islands
Mykines puffins
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Join a guided tour to the much loved island Mykines. The unspoiled island is an unparallel experience where you will get close to puffins and enjoy the remoteness on the westernmost island in the Faroe Islands. 

The tour starts from the harbour in the village Sørvágur on the island Vagar. Included in this day package is the hiking fee and a two-way ferry ticket with the local boat sailing to Mykines. There is a limited number of seats for the boat that sails to Mykines. You are secured a seat when booking with us. 

When you arrive in Mykines walk up the stairs from the harbour. When you reach the end of the stairs your local guide will welcome you. The tour guide will lead you to the only village on the island. You will immediately feel the immense silence as there are absolutely no cars on the island. 

Your guide knows everything there is to know about the local nature and culture. He will tell you fascinating stories about the people and the raw nature.

Mykines is a bird-watchers dream. There is a puffin guarantee on this tour that will definitaly be one of your highlights on your trip in the Faroe Islands. 

If you wonder where the best bird watching attractions are in the Faroe Islands wonder no more. This guided tour in Mykines gives you direct access to the bird paradise. 

When in the village with several turf-roofed houses your tour guide will prepare you for the hike to the puffin bird colony. You will stand litteraly only metres away from the cute puffins and their hollow nest. 

The hike will take you to the tip of Mykines on the islet Mykineshólmur and the picturesque lighthouse. Soake in the natural scenery and the quietness when looking into the Atlantic Ocean.

This Mykines tour is the perfect experience for dedicated nature enthusiasts. The lush green fields during summer combined with the dramatic landscape is the ultimate way of seeing the Faroe Islands.

After you have experienced the unspoiled nature on this mesmarising island, the boat awaits you by the small harbour in Mykines. You will be sailed back to Sørvágur in the afternoon and arrive just before 18:00 in Sørvágur harbour.

You can visit Mykines four months every year. There is only one boat sailing to Mykines during these four months. Secure yourself an exclusive trip to the majestic Mykines by adding to the cart.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: May. - Aug.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Activities: Hiking, Sightseeing, Boat Trip, Cultural Activity, Bird Watching
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Minimum age: 1 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Múlafossur, Drangarnir, Mykines, Bøur, Vágar, Mykineshólmur, Tindhólmur
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 10:00.

sørvágur harbour, follow signs for Mykines
You meet us at the departure location.
  • Ferry ticket

  • Local tour guide

  • Hiking fee

  • Packed lunch

  • Spring water

  • Transport to Sørvágur

What to bring:
  • Good hiking shoes

  • Warm clothes

  • Camera

Good to know:

This tour starts on the harbour in the village Sørvágur. The ferry to Mykines sails from Sørvágur. The ferry sails at 10 o'clock in the morning. Remember to be at the harbour in good time. We recommend you to be at the harbour twenty minutes before departure so be there at 09.40 o'clock.

You will get your personal ferry ticket that will secure you a seat onboard the ferry to Mykines. When you have received the ticket and found yourself a seat on the ferry, you can have a coffee or a cup of tea while getting closer to Mykines. Keep the ticket as you will use it again when returning back to the island Vagar.

The hike to the lighthouse will take approximately two hours. Every corner of the hike is just mind blowing. There will be puffins all over the place.

When hiking back to the village from the lighthouse your tour guide will most likely take a different route where you will have the chance to get close to the beautiful bird Gannets.

When back in the village, you can relax for 1-2 hours before jumping onboard the boat again to Sørvágur. There are two local cafes in Mykines and you will have the opportunity to get some nice food and beverages.

The ferry departures from Mykines at 5 o'clock in the evening. Remember to be at the small harbour in Mykines 20 minutes before departure.



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Absolutely fantastic. Our guide Maria was a delight, full of information about The Faroes and life on Mykines answering our endless questions without fail. A very very insightful experience. My husband and I from Australia thoroughly enjoyed a big day out and if we ever get back to Mykines we will tour again with Maria. 100% recommended
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Great experience with knowledgeable guide. Highly recommended.
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A great day out! It’s always a bit windy so be prepared but this is part of the magic of the island! Recommend!
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It was very windy, but never the less we saw a lot. Beautiful cliffs, some histories, puffins and gannets. The guide was of course very kind and knew a lot about the island Mykines.
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Our guide Oda welcomed us warmly and had immense knowledge about the puffin island. The tour was excellent and we would highly recommend booking this! Thank you again for the great experience!
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The tour was rescheduled due to choppy seas. I had a fabulous day on Mykines. I was added into Heini Heinesen's group. He is an outstanding guide and made the trip for me that much more memorable. The day was beautiful and we had outstanding weather; but be aware that choppy seas can prevent return to Vagar, and you may be stranded for a day or two. Our return ferry was cancelled due to choppy seas, so a group of us chartered a helicopter back the island which was an extra expense. But the others had to stay on Mykines overnight, an extra expense, plus ferry could not get them off island on the second day either, so they wound up also paying for helicopter. All-in-all, Mykines is definitely worth doing, but don't do it unless you have at least 2 days left on Faroes because you could get stranded.
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Faroe Islands is just the most amazing place we ever visited. The tour in Mykines was very special with our guide. He was able to show not just the beautiful nature, but also how faroe people live and how nice everyone is. We are completely in love with the place and everyone, and for sure we will come back some day.
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