Mykineshólmur, the islet of Mykines
West of the island Mykines you will find the islet Mykineshólm, a much loved tourist attraction. The eventful journey to the islet will take you through steep climbs, a walk through an area highly populated with puffins.
The islet is connected to Mykines by a 40m long footbridge 30 meters over the Atlantic ocean. The hike offers some of the most tremendous views of the ocean and other islands. At the end of the islet lies the lighthouse, built in 1909. A large number of puffins, gannets and other birds inhabit the islet of Mykines and this is the closest you can get to the fragile and sacred wildlife and nature – an otherworldly experience.
It is also therefore very important that you travel with care and caution. Furthermore, this is the reason that a certified guide is mandatory on this hike.
The tour that we offer starts at the mainland of Vágar. Regardless if you choose to travel my boat or helicopter, you will pass some of the best views you will ever see.
If you wish to travel by boat, the tour starts on the harbour of Sørvágur at 10:15 when the boat leaves for Mykines. The guide will meet you at the end of the staircase from the harbour of Mykines.
Shortly after arrival at the small village of Mykines, your adventure begins. With binoculars, lunchbox and tour guide, you will embark on a journey to the lighthouse at the end of the world. Whilst listening to the sound of sheep, birds and your tour guide, you will learn the true meaning of peacefulness.
The duration of the hike itself is approximately 4hours, and you will therefore have some time to spend in the village of Mykines before the boat again leaves for mainland Vágar with a departure time from Mykines at 17:00 with the boat.
This trip can be tailored to meet your specific needs, whether you wish to travel by boat or helicopter, make it a daytrip or simply take a couple of days retreat on the island.
TIME AND PRICE:
The tour lasts for 8hrs, with travel included
The hike is approx. 6km and will last around 4hrs
Price: 1095DKK per person
(boat, lunchbox and tour guide and hiking fee included)
Contact us for booking