Book your mode of transportation to and from the island of Mykines from Vagar. There are two options, ferry or helicopter. The helicopter only has a few seats and one trip to and from per day. I know what you’re thinking, “We can’t afford a helicopter!?” Well, you can, since the government subsidizes the costs and it’s almost the same price as the ferry. Your nugget will not stop talking about it.
The hike is not hard and we each carried a child in a carrier. At first, we were stressed that we would be hiking along sheer cliffs, but it was more of a walk uphill than dangerous hike.
You don’t really have a choice if making it a day trip. We took the helicopter out early in the morning and the last ferry back.
I recommend the summer months. There’s little to no rain and it’s the puffins’ breeding season.
The helicopter costs $20 per person/seat and the ferry similarly costs around $18 per person. Unless you wish to dig into a hearty bowl of fish soup from the café upon completion, you won’t need any extra money. Bring a packed lunch.
Taking a family vacation to the Faroe Islands? Hop on a ferry or take a helicopter ride to the island of Mykines. Well known for its rolling hills, steep cliffs and fantastic bird life, this hike will not disappoint. Upon reaching the island, begin your hike through farmland and up the lush, green hills. Along the way, observe the unique Faroese houses and topography. Don’t be put off by Mykines’ sheer cliffs though, this hike is family-friendly and not too stressful. The best part is the end of the hike. Upon reaching the lighthouse you’ll come face to face with many of Mykines’ cutest inhabitants, the Faroe Islands’ puffins. Parents and nuggets will get a kick at watching these cute, colorfully beaked creatures.