Mykines Holmur Lighthouse, Mykines

Standing on the westernmost of the Faroe archipelago, Mykines Holmur Lighthouse offers panoramic views of the ocean, steep cliffs, and plenty of bird-watching. Explore the area around the lighthouse to see puffins, gannets, fulmars, kittiwakes, and other species. Afterwards, walk through the village and have a meal in the guesthouse. Put Mykines Holmur Lighthouse into our Mykines trip builder tool and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
Create an itinerary including Mykines Holmur Lighthouse
map
Mykines Holmur Lighthouse Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
43 reviews
Google
5.0
TripAdvisor
  • Suggest you to take the helicopter from the airport (buy tickets through internet) to reach Mykines, scroll around and start to hike. My husband and I cannot reach the lighthouse as we both scared of ...  more »
  • Well, more than the lighthouse, I would like to talk about the hike up to his lighthouse. You start your hike from the only harbor on the Mykines island. You have to pay a certain amount of hiking fee...  more »
  • Our visit to the Faroes will stay in my mind 'forever'. We were lucky with weather it's true, and that could have a big impact on the experience. The landscape is dramatic with the islands rising out ...  more »
Google
  • The walk to the lighthouse is quite beautiful. Along the path there are lots and lots of puffins that you can get pretty close to (2m perhaps) before they fly away. From the village it took us about one and a half hours to get there, and just one hour to return (since we weren't stopping to take snaps of the adorable puffins). Right by the lighthouse there is a spot of land which provides a panoramic view of the sea. However, I would say it is the walk to the lighthouse rather than the lighthouse itself that makes the trip to Mykines very special and worthwhile.
  • Ferry to the island was without problem. Puffins everywhere and other birds causing an amazing experience! At the end ,the ocean was wild not allowing the ferry into the harbour, then making a second attempt in about 5 hours later because visitors had flights the following day. 5 hours went by comfortably in a coffee shop with kind people staying past their work hours. The tour guide helped plan and called ferry companies to have visitors prepared. Earlier than expected a professional captain quickly boarded and steadily controlled us safely through a rocky and wild harbour. Overall, the tour guide was very helpful and tried to solve all inconveniences and it was a great experience! The tour guide was from Heimdal Tours.
  • Fantastic island with great views and a lot of birds and puffins on the way to the lighthouse. Nice place to relax after the two hour hike from the little village. Beware of the bird excrements raining from the sky. ;-)
  • Fantastic place on the amazing Mykines island. Great place for spotting birds especially puffins while you hike from the village (port) towards the lighthouse. The boat trip can be an adventure as the waves are often high but it is definitely worth the effort
  • It gets pretty windy here but the views are worth the journey. I landed my hot air balloon near by and the locals where very helpful to help me tie down. I gladly gave them free chilli dogs with oyster sauce and powdered mayonnaise in milk sauce to say thank you.

Plan your trip to Mykines

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Mykines

In Mykines, visitors can find accommodations only in the small village on the island's western side. The establishment located there can accommodate around 40 people and serves hearty meals, along with beer and wine; the staff is more than happy to provide packed lunches for hikers and explorers. If you're looking for a more luxurious stay, consider one of country's more populated islands and visit Mykines on a day trip.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Mykines by other users

8 days in Faroe Islands BY A USER FROM THAILAND April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Faroe Islands BY A USER FROM THAILAND April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Faroe Islands BY A USER FROM THAILAND April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 28 days in Faroe Islands BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS July, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 36 days in Faroe Islands & Wigan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Faroe Islands BY A USER FROM CANADA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 12 days in Faroe Islands BY A USER FROM POLAND July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 9 days in Faroe Islands BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Faroe Islands BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, outdoors, wildlife, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 10 days in Faroe Islands BY A USER FROM HUNGARY June, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 10 days in Faroe Islands BY A USER FROM BELGIUM June, outdoors, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Faroe Islands BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans