Orkney Archipelago

The Orkney Archipelago is found just off of the north coast of Great Britain, and is composed of 70 islands, of which only 20 are populated. It boasts a vast amount of prehistorical, Bronze- and Iron-age history and has influenced swathes of literature. The luscious sites on these islands are even referred to in Arthurian legend.

Map of Orkney Archipelago

Nearby landmarks

Trips that visit Orkney Archipelago

Arctic bound: Scotland to Svalbard

Beginning in Scotland and finishing in Svalbard, deep inside the High Arctic, experience the changing habitats as you push into the Land of the White Bear. At every step of the way the richness of the local history and wildlife…

  • 15 Days
  • $9,687
Scottish Highlands to Norwegian Fjords and onto Svalbard

Set sail from Edinburgh and explore the Highlands and Orkney before delving into the fjords of Norway as you head north across the Arctic Circle. Stopping at the Lofoten Islands you'll be following whales and the spring migration north all…

  • 18 Days
  • $6,176