We spent the day on Mykines, the best island for puffin watching.
Not far from Mykines village, you meet the first puffins.
View of the village.
And here comes the fun part. It’s pretty steep, so don’t go if you are afraid of hights.
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].
To get to Mykineshólmur where the lighthouse (our goal) is situated, you have to cross the Atlantic Bridge.
And we have reached the lighthouse.
Resting. Notice the puffins :-)
Back in the village, there is plenty of time before the boat comes back, so here is a view from the other side.
And more puffins, just because they are adorable.
Sailing between islands. Passing the old smack called Westward Ho.
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”.
Vágar Airport in Sørvágur, the only airport in Faroe Islands.
We walked to Reynsatindur and Jógvansfjall on Vágar. Highest peak is 676 m.
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.
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?
Hiking from Tórshavn to Kirkjubøur.
The small island is Koltur
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.