For birdwatchers, Mykines is a must see when visiting the Faroe Islands. It is difficult to get closer to the birds than when walking through the large colonies of puffins on the seafacing hillside, passing cliffs filled with kittiwakes and gannets.
If it is landbirds you are looking for, the moorlands of Vágar are an excellent place to start. The birdsong you hear when crossing the plains is a dead giveaway of what to expect: the songs of whimbrels, snipes and oystercatchers will catch your ears as soon as you are out in the open, along with many more.
We love our birds, and therefore we ask that you enter nature with utmost care. Make sure you stick to the path when walking in the moorlands, and always look down to make sure you don’t step in their nests. Don’t flash into burrows and never fly drones too close to nestin
g birds. If the birds start to hover around you, you are most likely getting too close. Never try to pick up eggs or young birds.
Read more about the birds you are likely to find in the free Birds of the Faroe Islands booklet that you can pick up at the tourist office, or on this link
NB: A certified guide is mandatory when traveling beyond the village of Mykines.