Mykines “Puffin Island” – Whole Day Tour

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November 4, 2017
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Mykines “Puffin Island” – Whole Day Tour

From: DKK 1595,-

Tuesdays 09.00-19.00

Adults € 215 / children (0-12 years) € 108

All Inclusive Tour (Guide, Fees, Travel, Tickets, Food & Beverages)

 

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Overview

Experience a whole day out on the tranquil bird island Mykines. Mykines is a protected Ramsar site because of its rich bird-life and outstanding natural beauty. Walk among the birds in one of the biggest puffin colonies in the world, on your way to the famous white lighthouse at the westernmost point of the Faroe Islands. Enjoy our organic packed lunch of home made bread with traditional local toppings and quench your thirst with natural spring-water. Back in the village of Mykines, you are invited in by a local, to a old typical Faroese style built turf roof house, from 1880. Immerse yourself deep in the Faroese culture, as a local invites you to a home made dinner and regional delicacies and share with you their stories from this remote island of Mykines.

What To Expect:

You will be picked right outside your hotel. After leaving Tórshavn the journey takes us by the old mountain road towards Vágoy, were you will drive through one, of the Faroe Islands two subsea tunnels. Arriving at the village of Sørvágur, we will board the ferry that takes us to Mykines. When we get to the islands of Mykines, you will be greeted by a local guide, and the amazing tour begins.  Lunch and bottled water will be provided for you for the hike, so all you will have to do, is to enjoy the wonders surrounding you in this majestic place. When arriving back in the village after the hike, you will be invited into a local, who lives in a traditional, wooden house with turf roof. Here you will be get the opportunity to try some homemade, Faroese food. After eating, you have approx. One hour to explore the village on your own before the ferry sails back into the mainland, and from there you will be driven back to the capital of Tórshavn.

 

Itinerary

Pick up times –  8.30am to 9.00am

  • 09.00am – Leave Tórshavn by mountain road. Sightseeing in Norðardalsskarði
  • 10.00am – Arrive in Sørvági, were the ferry waits us
  • 10.20am – Depart on the ferry to Mykines
  • 11.00am – Arrive in Mykines and walk up to the village, and into a house, which is our base for the day
  • 11.30am – A homemade packed lunch is given to you, which you will bring with you for the hike
  • 12.00pm – Depart from the village of Mykines, and start a 200m upp hill hike
  • 12.20pm – Arrive at the hilltop and begin to see puffins
  • 12.50pm – Arrive at an are called “À Rógvu”, which is the highest point of the day (300M)
  • 13.20pm – Walk through puffin colony, also called “Ì Lamba”
  • 13.40pm – Walk over a bridge between Mykines Island and Mykines Islet (20m above sea level)
  • 13.50pm – Walk the 1,5 km distance from the bridge over to the lighthouse, which is the westernmost point
  • 14.20pm – Eat the packed lunch by the lighthouse, while enjoying the view.
  • 14.40pm – Walk back to the village where our local will greet us with warm food, and see one of the houses that is build in an old traditional faroes way. ( Heimablíðni or Home Visit )
  • 16.00pm – Free time to walk around in the village
  • 17.00pm – The ferry departs for Sørvág
  • 17.50 – Arrive in Sørvág and begin the journey back to Tórshavn.
  • 18.40 – Arrive in Tórshavn.

Several bathroom breaks and photo stops on the way

Additional information

  • Free cancellation policy up to 48h before the tour begins.
  • MM Tours takes full right to make changes to the itinerary, due to changing weather and other unpredictable circumstances that may occur
  • Subject to favorable weather, if the ferry cancels, you will be given a different tour.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level, if they want to do the hike all the way to the Lighthouse, but it’s also perfectly fine, to enjoy the time in the village or along the trail, if the hike seems too much
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • The food at “Heimablidni” is not health and safety validated, eat at own risk
  • Operates in most weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Practical Information

What to bring:

Hiking shoes

Warm, Waterproof clothes

Camera

Backpack for your lunch pack

Difficulty:

Medium +

The hike out to the lighthouse and back takes around four hours, and can be challenging for some people.

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