An archipelago of about 70 small islands located off the northern coast of Scotland, the Orkney Islands offer a wide array of sights and attractions, from evocative beaches to Neolithic monuments and exciting adventure activities.
Mainland is the largest and most populated island, containing the main hubs of Kirkwall and Stromness, as well as the UNESCO World Heritage area known as the Heart of Neolithic Orkney.
This astounding cultural area includes the prehistoric village of Skara Brae and the Viking tombs of Maeshowe.
For adventurous travellers, it is possible to hike on the island of Hoy and to dive among the shipwrecks of the German World War One Imperial Fleet (scuttled in Scapa Flow).
Don't miss the opportunity to jump on a boat tour to enjoy a spectacular ecotour around the wild archipelago.