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    Orkney and Shetland Isles

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

    Rated 4.87 out of 5 based on 4,452 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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    This was our 5th trip with Wilderness Scotland, and as always we had a great time, and were left wanting more.

    Joseph Sacco
    Sea Kayaking - Scottish Sea Kayak Trail South - The Whisky Coast
    Reviewed on 08/07/2013

    Rated 4.87 out of 5 based on 4,452 reviews

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