Transport to Mykines
Firstly, we always recommend that you go to Mykines at the beginning of your journey to the Faroe Islands. Because it is possible to be stuck on Mykines because of weather. This rarely happens, but it always happens a few times every year. For information about the weather conditions going to Mykines please follow this link
Secondly, we recommend using the boat instead of the helicopter because the boat makes a sightseeing trip out of the journey. They sail out the one-way and go back another way so that you can properly see the islet Tindhómlur and Drangarnir (the one where there is the hole in the middle of it) and all the birdlife living in this area. The helicopter takes less than 10 min and where you pass these magnificent islands is only about 2 min. Also, the helicopter is quite far away from the sea/islands so it’s not the ideal to go birdwatching with. If you want to use the helicopter we much rather recommend going to Suðuroy or Fugloy. Then the ride is 30 min and you see much more of the Faroese landscape.
There are two ways of getting to Mykines:
In the summer – from 1st of May until the 31st of August the boat “Jósup” sails to Mykines every day, if the weather allows it that is.
We recommend you to book seats as soon as you can. Especially in high season the boat is often full.
For timetables and booking, please visit: http://mykines.fo/
The Helicopter flyes to Mykines all year round – if the weather allows it that is.
The main purpose of the helicopter is the transport of locals and goods for the island. Hence, you are not allowed to do round trips with the helicopter.
It goes on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. With Friday being the only day of the week that is goes twice a day. If you go on the other days, you would have to spend the night on Mykines.
There are only 12 seats in the helicopter, and it is therefore very important to book these seats well in advance. The helicopter can be book up to one month in advance on: https://tyrla.atlantic.fo/
You should be aware of the fact that if you book the helicopter one way and the boat the other way, and the boat is canceled, there will be no refund for the helicopter trip. Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours before departure.
Furthermore, if you have booked the helicopter to Mykines and the boat back it is very important that you check the weather conditions for the boat back before you go to Mykines. This is to ensure that you are not stuck on the island.