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What you will see depends on the weather

The boat trips to Mykines are often booked up in advance, but it is definitely worth coming. You... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Firhill_for_Thrills
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Amazing trip with puffins

One of the best places in Faroe islands. We had nice weather and we have seen a lot of puffins... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Lucie O
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All reviews in advance great view ferry tickets nice walk take pictures dense fog i'm sure couple of hours per person long hike rainy day lighthouse puffins island weather boat birds
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Firhill_for_Thrills
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

Thank Lucie O
Reviewed 29 August 2018

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

Thank Paul K
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

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

2  Thank RSpicker
Reviewed 14 August 2018

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

Thank Bojan T
Reviewed 13 August 2018

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

2  Thank Jan P
Reviewed 10 August 2018

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

3  Thank roos1ter
Reviewed 4 August 2018

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

Thank wozza1984
Reviewed 3 August 2018

Mykines is a fantastic place to visit. The weather may cause cancellations, and it happens every year that people get stranded on the island as weather changes during the day (mostly due to strong winds from the wromg direction). The hike to the lighthouse is...More

Thank swede1102
Reviewed 12 July 2018

I visited Mykines last week in early July 2018 with MM Tours. 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...More

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petrtoma
30 April 2018|
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Response from JanEgilK1 |
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
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Kara B
12 August 2017|
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Response from Jon N | Reviewed this property |
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
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