New guidelines for Mykines
The island of Mykines is one of the most beautiful places in the whole country. Its rich birdlife (hundreds of puffins!) and awe-inspiring beauty have made it into one of the most popular destinations for travelers – rightly so!
It is of utmost importance that the birdlife and nature on the island are preserved and protected. As such, new regulations have been implemented.
Each person traveling to Mykines must pay DKK 100 if they wish to travel beyond the small village area (this includes the hike out to the lighthouse at the end of the island, Mykineshólmur). The money collected is earmarked for maintenance of the birdlife and nature on the island.
Also, each person who wishes to travel beyond the village must be accompanied by at certified guide. This is to ensure that everyone sticks to the outlined path and that the birds are disturbed as little as possible.
These regulations are still relatively new and not entirely finalized. We recommend that you contact one of these incoming agencies or local guides for more information if you plan on visiting Mykines: