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    Orkney and Shetland Isles Holidays

    The far-flung Orkney and Shetland Isles offer the active traveller an invigorating and rewarding holiday experience, with jaw-dropping natural scenery and wildlife spectacles.

    Rated 4.88 out of 5 based on 4,956 reviews

    18 Hours of Midsummer Sun
    UNESCO World Heritage Site
    Tallest Sea Cliffs in Britain
    Incredible Food Provenance

    The Norse of Scotland

    With a strong norse influence, these island groups provide a surprisingly contrasting cultural experience when compared to the Hebrides. The wild landscapes feature intricate coastlines marked by towering cliffs, deep caves and giant rock stacks which make for an inspiring backdrop for various activities such as walking and sea kayaking.

    The islands geographic location makes it a crossroad for wildlife. They are home to a vast array of seabirds and unusual Scottish fauna, such as the rare Scottish Primrose, which means that the natural environment plays a starring role in any trip to these islands.

    Meanwhile, the rich ancient history and numerous archaeological sites offer a fascinating glimpse into the past, with many details of life preserved. The islanders themselves feel a strong local identity and you can be guaranteed a warm island welcome and some fantastic local fresh food.

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    Wilderness Scotland is a top-of-the-line, experienced and professional group. Everyone we had the pleasure of communicating with was eager to help, efficient, and responsive. The information we received ahead of our walk was thorough and completely prepared us. We totally enjoyed our trip, the scenery, everyone we met, and all of our accommodations. Wilderness Scotland made our whole trip fun and relaxing. Thank you!

    Robin Todd-Lee
    Self Guided - The West Highland Way
    Reviewed on 11/09/2021

    Rated 4.88 out of 5 based on 4,956 reviews

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