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I went to Mykines in late May 2018. It was my first time here, and it was likely the top highlight in my wonderful trip to the Faroe Islands. I would say that if you make your way to this remote part of the world,...More
I visited Mykines in July 2018. Mykines is located on the furthest point of the Faroes and is a paradise for bird-lovers. The Faroes have 340 days of fog and surprisingly, the day was sunny! I took the ferry at 10.20 am and arrived into...More
The boat trips to Mykines are often booked up in advance, but it is definitely worth coming. You disembark from the boat and can either explore the small village, or head out west towards the bird cliffs and the lighthouse at the end of the...More
One of the best places in Faroe islands. We had nice weather and we have seen a lot of puffins. They were beautiful and amazing and we loved just to stay and watch them. Before visiting it is good to check if puffins are on...More
Bear in mind that many boat trips are fully booked so you will be among a party of 80 tourists most of whom will be doing the same walk to the lighthouse and back. Disembarkation is tantamount to invasion; don't expect blissful solitude! I guess...More
Do not go to Mykines, it is not worth it. The lighthouse trail is closed and hundreds of people are unloaded with every ferry boat onto a small, step hill and rim trail. Yes, you will see puffins, even a lot from the top where...More
We visited Mykines on a depressive rainy day, and the hike to the lighthouse turned into a slow, messy trudge through mud and fog. And it was glorious.
Maybe it's the feeling of desolation that grips you when you're alone, on a wind swept rock,...More
We had a lovely day trip to Mykines in late July. We were lucky to get onto the extra ferry scheduled for midday as the early ferry was booked out. We had to pay cash on the boat for this ferry though. The ferry took...More
This was my second visit, and since I first visited we now have a fee to pay and a supposed recommendation to visit the lighthouse and seabird cliffs with a guide to reduce the impact on the environment. However, it is clear to me that...More
I was lucky, the boat the previous day was cancelled, but the weather was glorious when I visited. After passing the puffins you get wonderful views from the lighthouse looking back. I also recommend the helicopter back to Vagar if you are lucky enough to...More
2017 was the first year that required a guide. For 2018, the rules are relaxed a bit—now you are required to pay a hiking fee (DKK 100,online only, and in addition to the ferry ticket) to fund track maintenance and wardens... More
2017 was the first year that required a guide. For 2018, the rules are relaxed a bit—now you are required to pay a hiking fee (DKK 100,online only, and in addition to the ferry ticket) to fund track maintenance and wardens to keep people on said track. Do not be surprised if the rules are different next year. Please see "Guidelines for Mykines" at Visit Faroe Islands for more information.
I bought my return tickets months ahead as my original plan was to take the helicopter ride there and the ferry back. The helicopter ride is open one month ahead and it gets snap up really fast. In fact I tried on the day it... More
I bought my return tickets months ahead as my original plan was to take the helicopter ride there and the ferry back. The helicopter ride is open one month ahead and it gets snap up really fast. In fact I tried on the day it open for booking and was already fully booked. Hence, I booked the ferry to the island as well about 2 weeks before arriving. You can check the availability on their website, where they will show the number of seats available (think max is 88 people one way). If you are thinking of booking on the day when weather is good, you can try your luck by going to the ferry terminal and wait to see if there's anyone don't show up. But the chance of getting a return ride is pretty slim. During summer peak season, they also operate one additional ferry on weekend (I think, pls check with the ferry operator), but the price will be double the normal price, but still worth the trip in my opinion.