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Visiting Puffin Land on Mykines

We spent the day on Mykines, the best island for puffin watching.
Not far from Mykines village, you meet the first puffins.
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View of the village.
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And here comes the fun part. It’s pretty steep, so don’t go if you are afraid of hights.
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All the holes are puffin’s nests, and the puffins are everywhere. It’s called Lundaland, which I would translate to Puffin Land, but the dictionary says: Lundaland: [(steep) grass-grown area facing the sea which puffins inhabit; nesting site].
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To get to Mykineshólmur where the lighthouse (our goal) is situated, you have to cross the Atlantic Bridge.

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And we have reached the lighthouse.

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Resting. Notice the puffins :-)
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Back in the village, there is plenty of time before the boat comes back, so here is a view from the other side.
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And more puffins, just because they are adorable.
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Lots of information about Mykines on this site: Mykines.info.
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Summer is Here

May was very cold, but now it feels like summer is finally here. I have been on a few trips and sheep are always funny. When they are shedding they look hilarious.
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You find their wool all over the place.
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It is hard to see where one lamb ends and the next begins.
Spot the lambs

This is from a hike where we had a great view over Skálafjørður.
Skálafjørður

The first km took us almost an hour, but from there on the rest was easy.
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Sailing between islands. Passing the old smack called Westward Ho.

Passing Westward Ho

Just caught this tourist in her new hat with lambs all around it. We are on Koltur looking at the island Hestoy.
Hat with lambs

The chickens on Koltur have their own historical henhouse. I don’t know how old this building is, but there have been found remains of a fireplace in Koltur from around year 800. We call this period of the first settlements “landnám”.
The henhouse on Koltur

Hiking to Reynsatindur

Vágar Airport in Sørvágur, the only airport in Faroe Islands.

We walked to Reynsatindur and Jógvansfjall on Vágar. Highest peak is 676 m.

Reynsatindur

Here in June there are so many flowers in the mountains.

Vágar is known for its many horses.

And since it’s getting warmer the sheep are throwing their wool everywhere. It is normal for them to shed the wool.

December Hike

Following many days of storm and rain we finally had some light. This is close to 3 pm, so the sun is about to set and it is snowing over the ocean.

We were not the only ones in the mountains today.

Hare tracks I think?

A Hiking Trip to Stórareyn

Today I went hiking with friends and their two dogs. We went hiking to Stórareyn, which is a fairly easy trip.
The picture below is of the two Faroese sheepdogs, Raska and Baldur, enjoying our break. They are some of the most well behaved dogs I have ever met, though the first time I saw them, I got a bit scared, as they are smiling dogs. They really show their teeth in a big smile when they are happy. I have tried to catch a photo of them smiling, but with no success yet.

Walking towards Skælingsfjall.

The view all the way to the ocean.