Mykines is a small island located to the far west of the archipelago and is best known for its large population of Atlantic puffins. These adorable birds mate and nest here between May and August, making it one of the best times to visit Mykines. Even if you’re not a bird lover, the views from this island are definitely worth the visit!
To get to Mykines, you need to take a ferry from Sørvágur. The ferry runs twice daily, but the one you need to be on is the morning one that leaves at 10:45 am. As this is a very popular island amongst travellers, I’d recommend booking the ferry well in advance to secure your spot. Ferry tickets cost DKK 60 per person. The 45-minute ferry can be quite bumpy, so if you’re prone to seasickness, take some anti-nausea tablets with you!
The crossing itself is a tour, as you’ll be able to see some of the most iconic spots in the Faroe Islands from the boat! You’ll sail along Drangarnir sea stacks and Tindhólmur island.
Once on the island, your first stop should be the Mykineshólmur viewpoint. This is where you’ll find the famous Mykines lighthouse. The hike takes 3-4 hours both ways, but I guarantee you won’t be watching the time as you’ll be watching out for puffins! These little birds are absolutely everywhere and are so used to humans that they won’t even budge when you try to take a picture with them.
After taking in the incredible views, make your way back down to the village and refuel with a packed lunch. If you’ve got time before queueing for the ferry back, have a little stroll around town.
The ferry sets sail back to Vagar at 5 pm, so be sure to be there 30mins beforehand and make your way back to the mainland.