Meet the puffins and the breathtaking nature
On this tour you will see all the popular destinations on the island and experience the rich bird population, breathtakingly beautiful nature and a perfect idyllic village.
This purchase does not include a seat on the ferry, so please make sure to book a seat on the ferry which is required before accessing this tour.
On arrival you will be welcomed by one of our guides who will explain the tour and practical things that must be clarified.
The route is prearranged so that you start from the village and then make your way uphill and continue out towards “Rógvukollur” where you will have a magnificent view over the puffin and gannet colonies. Unfortunately, you cannot walk past this point. After the landslide in 2021 the area is not safe for travel.
You will pass the memorial monument. On the monument you will find the name of men who have lost their life at sea or in the mountains.
On the way back you can make a short stop at the puffin viewpoint at Óli Rama before the route continues along the edge “eftir eggini” where you can enjoy the fantastic view on the route above the village that will bring you to "Grótvalaportrið" and back down to the village where you can visit the viewpoint "Kumlar". In the village, the route is planned with respect for the daily life of the residents so that it can continue undisturbed.
Make sure you are dressed for changing weather and wear good non-slippery walking shoes or boots.
Sustainable tourism with respect to local community
This tour is arranged by the landowners and the net income will fund the development of the village and island in order to protect and preserve the nature, bird- and wildlife and the local community. I.e., by construction and maintenance of trails, rebuilding old stone fences and so on.
MYKINES - A RAMSAR SITE
Ramsar is an intergovernmental treaty on protecting wetlands of global importance, preserved, the area utilized sensibly, and measures should be taken to protect the environment.
Because of the growing pressure from the steadily increasing number of travelers from all over the world wanting to go to this small delicate area, safety measures are installed to limit the number of people going to this Ramsar area and to protect this wildlife.
Terms and conditions
Please remember to book the boat tour separately to make sure you can come back and forth to Mykines.
The price for the hiking tour is DKK 400 for each traveler 15 years and older. If you book and pay the tour on www.hiking.fo no later than the day before the price is DKK 400. When paid on arrival on Mykines the price is DKK 500. Children under 15 years of age are free.
To protect the nature, bird- and wildlife this tour is only open for tourist between 10 am and 5 pm and the number of tourists limited as well.