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Mykines | The Puffin Island – Private

7975 DKK ( Price for 1-4 Persons ) 1994 DKK Extra per person

10 Hours

May to August

Incl. Transportation, Ferry Tickets, Entrance Fees, local guide, Packed Lunch and Beverages for the hike, Warm Meal on return to village with the locals, invitation into a local home, A bed for the night if the ferry does not sail back to mainland due to weather. (unlikely)

1077 Euro

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Overview

A whole day, guided tour to the Western-most island in the Faroe Islands, Mykines, which has the biggest puffin-stock in all the Faroe Islands, and on this island, you will actually get really close to them. This tour includes a beautiful hike out to the famous lighthouse, that is a must, when visiting the Faroe Islands. Arriving at the lighthouse, you will be greeted with a packed lunch and beverages, which is perfect while sitting in this paradise-like environment. When arriving back at the village, a local man will invite you in to his house and give you some well deserved food, cake and coffee, which is perfect while waiting for the ferry to take you back to the mainland.

What To Expect

Whole day guided tour to the Island Mykines. Pick up and drop of in the capital. Transport with bus, ferry and hiking fee included in the price. Packed lunch, warm dinner, coffee & cake is also included in the price. After pick up in Tórshavn you can sit down and relax for approx. 40 mins while the bus will take you on a pictures drive towards the village Sørvágur. Arriving in Sørvágur you will be handed a ferry ticket from the tour guide. The sail is approx. 30 min to Mykines. Arriving in Mykines, the small group heads up to the village into a local guys house, were you will be handed a packed lunch and water. When everyone is ready, we will slowly hike toward the islet Mykineshólmur. You will have plenty of opportunities to take pictures and get close to Puffins along the path. Arriving at the lighthouse on Mykineshólmur you will eat your packed lunch and enjoy the surroundings. After eating lunch, we will take a different way back, were we can get really close to the biggest birds in the Faroe Islands, the Gannet. Back at the village the local guy waits us with warm dinner, drinks, coffee and homemade cake. Usually the ferry sails 1-2 hours after coming back to the village, so you will have some time to walk around in the village by yourself before going back to the ferry. Back in the village Sørvágur its time to go back into the bus and head back to the capital. The driver will take a different route back, so you will see as much as possible. The tour has come to an end and you are back right at your hotel or drop of point in Tórshavn after a long, event full day.

Itinerary

Pick up 9.00am

  • Leave Tórshavn by mountain road
  • Arrive in Sørvágur, 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
  • A homemade packed lunch is given to you, which you will bring with you for the hike
  • Depart from the village of Mykines, and start a 200m upp hill hike
  • Arrive at the hilltop and begin to see puffins
  • Arrive at an are called “À Rógvu”, which is the highest point of the day (300M)
  • Walk through puffin colony, also called “Ì Lamba”
  • Walk over a bridge between Mykines Island and Mykines Islet (20m above sea level)
  • Walk the 1,5 km distance from the bridge over to the lighthouse, which is the westernmost point
  • Eat the packed lunch by the lighthouse, while enjoying the view.
  • 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 Sørvágur
  • 17.50 – Arrive in Sørvágur and begin the journey back to Tórshavn.
  • Arrive in Tórshavn.

Several bathroom breaks and photo stops on the way

Practical Information

What to bring:

Hiking shoes

Warm, Waterproof clothes

Camera

Difficulty:

Hard –

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel.
  • In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If the ferry cancells due to poor weather, and the tour has started, another tour to the island Vágar will be done instead, and you will get a 30% refund.
  • If the ferry cancelles early morning before the tour has started, you will be offered the Photography tour to Vágar island and 30% refund, or a full refund and no tour.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers

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