Outstanding 7 Hour Day Tour to Mykines Island

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Day Tour
May - August
7 hours
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Witness the lovely puffins in Mykines in the most exiting way possible. This tour will make you explore the puffins on Mykines island in depth, with "Close Encounters of the Puffin Kind!"

You will be sure to experience all the best sights on Mykines in the company of the Atlantic puffin with their colorful beak.

Turn up at the harbour in the village Sørvágur on Vágar island in the morning and we will take you on an unforgettable tour to the main summer attraction in the Faroe Islands. The boat departs from the Sørvágur harbour at 10:45 am. The ferry will leave Mykines again at 17:05 pm and you will return to Sørvágur at 18:00 pm.

You will be secured a ferry ticket when you arrive to the harbour in the morning. Also, local hiking tax is included in the tour as well as a lunch in stunningly beautiful surroundings in Mykines.

You will sail to Mykines in a boat that carries 70 pax. You can sit on the deck while you are approaching Mykines or you can sit in the covered saloon. The crossing time is 45 minutes.

This day tour to Mykines will secure you lots of amazing photo opportunities of puffins and the lush green hillsides. Bringing your camera is simply a must when doing the day tour to Mykines.

The puffin island is the ideal spot to relax, breathe in the fresh air and enjoy the tranquility away from city noise and large crowds. You will stand in the middle of the extraordinary bird life and with puffins in the thousands flying just above your head in all directions. You will be mesmerised by the amount of puffins here and how close you can get to these fascinating creatures.

While you enjoy all the puffins, you will have unbelievable sight of rugged cliffs and the captivating shoreline. The puffins take most of the visitor's attention.. That is totally understandable, but there are also other exceptionally bird species here such as the northern gannet and the common murre. You can see these birds on sea stacks and on the steep cliff sides.

When you arrive in Mykines, a local tour guide will greet you. Before you go hiking to see all the puffins, you will have some refreshments. Now, you are ready to hit the path to the puffin heaven. The puffins grasses the island during summer only and this is also the only period when Mykines is open for travellers. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity is bookable from May to August.

You can add transport from Tórshavn to the ferry and from the ferry back to Tórshavn after the Mykines tour to make this the perfect hassle-free day tour. Simply add this extra service during the booking process.

Now, what are you waiting for? Join this day trip to jaw-dropping landscapes, lots of puffins, and breathtaking sceneries. Check availability by choosing a date.


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Mykines Island

9 reviews for Outstanding 7 Hour Day Tour to Mykines Island

  1. Francis Barciak

    Our stay in the Faroe Islands was spectacular! The landscape is breathtaking and the food and culture are also incredible. I don’t even know where to begin. It was so impactful to learn about the history of the Faroe Islands and get a glimpse into the lives of those who live there today. All of this would not have been possible without Tummas. We are so grateful for the bespoke experiences he created for us.

    He not only coordinated all the fine details of each day’s itinerary flawlessly but he also adjusted accordingly to ever-changing weather conditions. Our day on Mykines was perfect!

    Tummas was patient to answer all of our questions and introduced us to what has become one of our favorite destinations in the world. We are looking forward to returning soon and will most definitely be requesting Tummas again.


    We took the ferry from Vagar to Mykines but we had to check the weather before the departure as it ‘s not always favorable and sometimes the ferry cannot come to take you back to Vagar! The weather is unpredictable. We had a little bit of Rain, sun and wind! So you have to dress in layers. A waterproof jacket and good hiking shoes is a must. The path is not very easy, but the View is absolutely stunning. Our guide Thomas was skilled and showed us the way to the puffins’ nests. We had a lovely lunch, that our guide had prepared for us, when we reached the lighthouse ! The way Back is easier. You have some time to stroll around the Village as well, while waiting for the ferry to pick you up!

  3. Anita Schoemaker

    The tour was excellent. The tour guide is very nice and it is great that you did not walk the steap slope.

  4. Sarah Pedersen

    I had the most amazing trip! The team was very helpful and accommodating and the trip leader even helped me find the best place on the boat to stand (as I tend to get quite sea-sick…but I didn’t on this trip)! The island was absolutely beautiful and I saw more puffins than I ever thought I’d see in my lifetime. We had a beautiful hike, a nice lunch and views that I will never forget. Thank you for such an incredible experience.

  5. John Walke

    Great day trip our guide Tummas was very friendly and a great guide. The hike itself was quite tiring but the views and being surrounded by puffins made it worthwhile! Highly recommend this tour which was well worth the money.

  6. Andrew Knight

    Just a quick note to say thank you for organizing & hosting our trip to Mykines.

    The lady who greeted us with our ferry tickets & lunches was gorgeous, the healthy fresh lunch fantastic, the skipper & crew of the boat professional & attentive, our guide warm, friendly & highly informative. All in all an unforgettable experience.
    Considering the unmeasurable value of the island ecosystem & diverse sensitivities, it is my hope & strong belief that all visitations to the island should by necessity involve a company such as yours to reduce future impact, particularly on Puffin/Lundi populations/nesting sites.
    Andrew Knight

  7. Marina Fabbi

    Our guide was excellent. We enjoyed a long hike and had great views. The weather was incredibly clear and sunny and this contributed to make the day amazing.

  8. Lena Lauridsen

    We had the most wonderful tour with Tummas to Mykines. Wonderful weather, stunning nature and lots of puffins and other birds. We were so lucky that our group only was our family and Tummas and he was an excellent guide showing the hidden gems of the Island, telling the stories – a pleasure to be with. Best regards, the Lauridsen Family

  9. Signe Thorlaksen

    Jeg havde en super god tur, guiden Tummas fra Heimdal Tours fortalte mange interessante ting om Færøernes kultur, historie og dyreliv og var hyggeligt selskab. Han var god til at spotte dyr som jeg ellers havde misset, både fugle og sæler. Det var en behagelig tur i ens eget tempo. Det blæste meget den dag jeg var der, vindtæt tøj/ vanter er godt at have med. Selve sejlturen var meget flot. På øen blev vi inviteret på kaffe hos gæstfrie Oda Andreasen (se hendes fantastiske billeder på Instagram).

    Jeg vil selv gerne på denne tur igen med familien når jeg kommet tilbage til Færøerne! Varm anbefaling af denne tur med Heimdal Tours!

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