"The Paradise of Sheep and Birds" Mykines by travelfrosch
Mykines Travel Guide: 29 reviews and 105 photos
Legend has it that when St Brendan charted an island he labeled "The Paradise of Sheep and Birds," he was referring to Mykines. Even if he wasn't, the label is most certainly apt. Breathtaking hikes and birdwatching opportunities abound. During the summer, it is possible to visit this island as a day-trip from Tórshavn. It is also possible to stay overnight on the island... if you book far enough in advance.
Once you get to Mykines, you can walk up the steep path on the west side of town. Once you get to the ridge, turn left and follow the path. Before long, you'll find yourself right in the middle of puffin. LOTS of puffin.
Yes, you'll run across a sheep or two in your travels. These two have a cozy vista of quite a scenic landscape.
- Pros:Spectacular scenery and thousands of puffin!
- Cons:You can get stranded in bad weather
- In a nutshell:Our favorite destination of the trip
If you really want to see a puffin up close, come to Mykines. Scratch that: if you want to see LOTS of puffin up close,... more travel advice
Be aware this island is quite remote, and the ferry harbor is not exactly storm-proof. A good southwesterly gale can... more travel advice
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