Puffin Island Mykines | Day tour from Tórshavn

Puffin Island Mykines | Day tour from Tórshavn

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Thorshavn, Færøerne
10 hours
Jun. - Aug.
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Join an awe-inspiring day tour to the puffin island Mykines. This is your opportunity to experience a wealth of puffins and unbelievable nature on the most westernly island in the Faroe Islands inhabited mainly by puffins and sheep. Oh, and then there are 14 people living here permanently.

You will be picked up at your Tórshavn hotel in the morning. Now, you will start make your way west on this small group daytrip to the main summer attraction in the Faroe Islands. The drive out of Tórshavn is scenic and your tour guide will note all points of interest while you move smoothly through the mountainous scenery along the route Oyggjarvegur.

Here you will experience the breathtaking Norðradalsskarð pass with the wide valley and the view of Koltur island. Further down the road, you will drive close to the only prison in the Faroe Islands lying in tranquil surroundings and with a panoramic view of the Kaldbaksfjørður fjord.

Once you reach Sørvágur, you will be handed your boat ticket that is included in this tour. The ticket will secure you a seat on the boat to Mykines. After a 45 minutes boat ride, you will reach your main attraction of the day: Mykines!

Mykines is pure beauty and nature at its best. Here in Mykines your local tour guide will greet you once you have taken the stairs from the ferry port up to the village. Mykines will introduce you to the unbelievable landscape that is home to the greatest puffin colony of the archipelago. Now you are marooned for 6 hours on Mykines island where you will explore the untouched nature and get really close to puffins.

The hike from the old village with turf houses to the westernmost tip of Mykineshólmur islet and the lighthouse there is extraordinary. It feels like walking to the end of the world. In these unspoiled surroundings, lunch and spring water will be provided for you. 

Rolling hills and steep cliffs has deservedly become a favourite site to visit during summer. Enjoy tremendous views of the ocean to the west and other islands to the east as you walk across the island and the magnificent bird life. Thousand of cute puffins nestle in burrows here in the cliff-tops during the summer months.

When back in the only village here after the puffin hike, you are invited in to a cosy house with turf roof. Along with this authentic experience, you will be told stories from life on this remarkable puffin island.

Next, your tour guide will take you back to the ferry port at the end of your Mykines experience. The ferry will depart from Mykines at 17:05 pm and you will return to Sørvágur at 18:00 pm and then you will drive from Sørvágur and back to Tórshavn where you will arrive in the evening. You will be at your accommodation in Tórshavn at 19:00 pm.

Tours to Mykines are arranged from early May to late August. This is the only time of year when you can get to this small paradise on earth.

Don't let this fast-selling summer experience in the Faroe Islands pass you by. Check availability by choosing a date.


Transport from/to Tórshavn
Packed Lunch
Visit local Mykines home
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transport by air-conditioned coach
Free Hotel Pick up
Hiking fees


Boat Trip
Cultural Activity
Bird Watching


Mjørkadalur Prison


What to bring

Warm/Rainproof Clothes
Good Hiking Shoes

Good to know

The best way to experience Mykines for one day is by booking a tour with us. We will be your guide, and take care of everything so that you can relax and enjoy every minute of Mykines and all the puffins.

When you have been picked up in Tórshavn you will drive for 40 minutes and then reach Sørvágur ferry port from where you will take the boat to Mykines. You will sail for 45 minutes and the step on Mykines. When you arrive in Mykines, you will join a small group and take a stroll in the only village on the island. You will be invited into one of the local houses by your tour guide. Here you will be handed a packed lunch and spring water. Now, you are ready to experience Mykines, the islet Mykineshólmur, and all the puffins. You will get close to puffins along the path. When back in the village Mykines, you will have a warm dinner, drinks, coffee and a local homemade cake. Back in the village Sørvágur, you will be taken by bus back to the capital, Tórshavn.

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