Sunday, June 10, 2018

Some resources for visiting Mykines.

Some links about Mykines. But first, I'll have to disclose my ulterior motives: Many visitors do not know that they have to pay an online fee to walk outside of the village. That causes not only trouble for me—it causes trouble for them too.

You get to the Mykines island by  helicopter or ferry. You can also hire helicopter or boat. Bus 300 goes to the ferry terminal.

Then—unless you intend to spend the entire day on a café crawl at Mykinesstova and The Locals—you go to to pay your hiking fee. (More information at Guidelines for Mykines.)

  • Stay on the path when walking through the puffin colonies.
  • Don't stay more than 5 minuttes in one spot, lest you scare the puffins from entering nearby burrows.
  • Close gates behind your.
  • Do not litter.
  • Drones are not allowed.
  • Please see Guidelines for Mykines.
The weather forecast, weather observations and a webcam showing conditions at the port. Even wave heights.

Guiding services:
Tourist information:
  • Instagram
  • Flickr
  • Shooting puffins: Don't move off the path to get closer. You are not allowed to, and it does not work. Sit still and low, and the puffins may come closer. But remember: Give them access to their burrows after 5 minutes. Or before, of they are impatient.

The best map to use in the Faroe Islands is OpenStreetMap, that means that I recommend the apps Osmand+ and The local map is also useful.

Bird names:

Bird sounds


The color of your footwear does not matter much, though some bright colors may never be the same. Consider grip, stability, water resistance and weight.