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Mykines Holmur Lighthouse

Holmur, Mykines 388, Faroe Islands
+298 210870
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The ocean and the fog

We visited Mykines on a depressive rainy day, and the hike to the lighthouse turned into a slow... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Bojan T
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Beautiful day on Mykines

We had a lovely day trip to Mykines in late July. We were lucky to get onto the extra ferry... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jan P
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Brisbane, Australia
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Holmur, Mykines 388, Faroe Islands
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+298 210870
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Reviewed yesterday

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
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

Thank arcticlights2017
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Reviewed 8 June 2018

This was going to be a highlight, but we never made it. We had booked the ferry for our second day--May 18th. However, the ferry had apparently only gone four times that month because of weather. We showed up to find the ferry master telling...More

2  Thank dreytuch
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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Suggest you to take the helicopter from the airport (buy tickets through internet) to reach Mykines, scroll around and start to hike. My husband and I cannot reach the lighthouse as we both scared of heights. There are plenty of puffins, you can take close...More

4  Thank connietpchan
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

Well, more than the lighthouse, I would like to talk about the hike up to his lighthouse. You start your hike from the only harbor on the Mykines island. You have to pay a certain amount of hiking fee to start your hike but many...More

6  Thank BoyVsGlobe
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

Our visit to the Faroes will stay in my mind 'forever'. We were lucky with weather it's true, and that could have a big impact on the experience. The landscape is dramatic with the islands rising out of the ocean on a slope, and you...More

Thank philharv
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petrtoma
30 April 2018|
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Response from Jan Egil K |
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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