The island of Mykines is a great destination for anyone who wants a fresh Island experience. It is the western most island of the Faroe Island group and has a small population of exactly 11 people in 2004, that exists on it. Although only 11 people live on Mykines there are around 40 houses, 6 of which are occupied year round. It is a very small islands about 5 miles long and .5 miles wide. The only way to reach the island is by either boat or helicopter. It is a popular summer destination for people who want to come look at the landscape and the wildlife. Mykines boast a wide variety of both birds and plant life such as Puffins. Since the Island has been inhabited for more than 2000 years there are many stories that have occurred on the island such as the story of an Eagle stealing a women’s baby and she climbed up a mountain to retrieve her child. That mountain is now known as Eagle Rock.
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