Orkney Islands is a chain of more than 70 islands that offer impressive landscapes that range from 1,000-foot cliffs to white sand beaches. A multitude of seabirds can also be observed. This region is also the one with the largest number of prehistoric sites in Europe such as the Ring of Bodgar and the 5,000-year-old village of Skara Brae. Kirkwall is the capital of the Orkney Islands. Sheep and livestock farming is at the centre of the region’s economy.
The weather is usually windy and cool. Plan to bring a good windbreaker.