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Every client receives a feedback survey when they return from their guided, self guided or tailor made holiday with us.

Once completed the review is published on our website just as soon as our database updates. The little touches and details are important to us and where issues are raised we make positive changes to our trips to improve your experience.

That's why we read each of our client's reviews and although we don't respond to all of them, if it's glowing feedback then we get the satisfaction of helping to make your holidays truly memorable.

Sea Kayaking - Scottish Sea Kayak Trail South - The Whisky Coast
This was our 5th trip with Wilderness Scotland, and as always we had a great time, and were left wanting more.

Joseph Sacco
08/07/2013

5

Sea Kayaking - Island Hopping in the Outer Hebrides
They deliver sheer perfection and trips of a lifetime which will leave you wanting to return again and again.

Moira Grainger
10/08/2016

5

Open Canoeing - North West Highlands
This is definitely the best holiday I have had in years, we do a lot of wild camping and walking but the introduction of canoeing into the mix made this really special.

Ann Mills
02/06/2014

5

Rated 4.8 out of 5 based on 2851 reviews from people who have travelled with Wilderness Scotland

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Orkney and Shetland Isles

  • Orkney and Shetland
    These often consist of massive, sloping blocks of red sandstone, eroded by the continuous pounding of the sea to produce cliffs, caves and sea stacks, of which the 450 foot Old Man of Hoy is the most famous.

 

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

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.

Our Trips on Orkney and Shetland

If you find yourself overwhelmed by the choice, or if you have questions about your fitness or suitability for any of these holidays, please feel free to contact our office on +44 (0)1479 420020 or by email.

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Wilderness Walking - The Orkney Islands

Next available trip: 28th April        Duration: 6 night(s)
Location: Orkney and Shetland Isles    
Comfort: Classic
Difficulty: 2
  • Discover wild walks, ancient landscapes and spectacularly weathered sea cliffs on the walking holiday of a lifetime
  • Experience the rich natural and cultural heritage of the Orkneys in the company of our knowledgeable guides
  • Enjoy Orcadian hospitality and fresh local produce at our stylish accommodation in a historic guest house

Price: from £1,695

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Wildlife Adventures - The Shetland Isles

Next available trip: 28th April        Duration: 6 night(s)
Location: Orkney and Shetland Isles    
Comfort: Classic
Difficulty: 2
  • Experience the landscapes and fascinating wildlife of Scotland's most northerly islands.
  • Be amazed by the prolific birdlife at Sumburgh and the heritage of the Vikings at Jarlshof.
  • Hike to the dramatic coastline of Muckle Flugga, the most northerly point in the UK.
  • Enjoy a boat trip to view the bird colonies at Noss National Nature Reserve where we'll be deafened by the noise of 20,000 gannets, 25,000 guillemots, 3,000 kittiwakes, 1,200 puffins and hundreds of razorbills, shags and skuas!

Price: from £1,695

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