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Select one of the below 6 best Orkney Islands trips for 2022 and 2023. Your local English speaking guide will lead your small group or personalized private tour on an extraordinary adventure exploring Orkney Islands. Our amazing Orkney Islands trips for 2022 feature cruises, wildlife viewing, small ship cruises, archaeological site visits, and hiking, and start from $4,290 for trips of 6 to 15 days. Most of the trips and itineraries below can be customized to meet your precise needs. Just contact one of Adventure Life's Orkney Islands trip planning experts to start planning your next seamless trip.
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Colorful sunset over the Scottish Highlands
$12,350
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Norwegian Fjords and Scottish Isles

Edinburgh - Bergen - 10 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Resolution
  • Visit Shetland Islands for wildlife
  • Stroll to see the wooden houses
  • Explore Hardangerfjorden
  • Explore the Stone Age sites
Starts/ Ends in:
Edinburgh / Bergen
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On a voyage aboard the new National Geographic Resolution, sail across the North Sea in the wake of legendary explorers and seafarers, traveling from Norway’s breathtaking fjords and snow-dusted mountains to Scotland’s rolling green hills and ancient ruins. Glide beneath the dramatic …
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Discover ancient cultures of the Orkney islands
$12,740
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Legendary Northern Isles: Scotland, Faroes, & Iceland

Bergen - Reykjavík - 13 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Explorer
  • Go back in time at Skara Brae
  • See the mysterious Ring of Brofgar
  • Walk through Jarlshof
  • Observe incredible birdlife
Starts/ Ends in:
Bergen / Reykjavik
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Sail beneath the midnight sun, overseas steeped in Norse mythology, and along the route of the boldest Vikings who ventured west. Meet the welcoming islanders who call the scenic Faroes home—Danes by nationality and Viking by blood. See the graves of their Viking ancestors and explore their …
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Grass covers the houses of the Faroe Islands, blending them into the landscape.
$4,395
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North Atlantic Saga: Scotland, the Faroe Islands, and Iceland

Aberdeen-Reykjavik - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Endeavour
  • Stand among Neolithic stones
  • Shop for exquisite handicrafts
  • See the volcanic Surtsey island
  • Follow the routes of the Vikings
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Hiking, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 11-day expedition cruise charts a course unlike any other on Earth, from the costaline of Scotland, through the cliffs of the Faroe Islands, to the volcanic plains of Iceland. Explore ancient Neolithic ruins on rugged Celtic islands, and sail into the sagas of Norse explorers bound for …
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Colorful sunset over the Scottish Highlands
$17,770
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Ancient Isles: England, Ireland, and Scotland

15 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Explorer
  • Explore Celtic and Viking culture
  • Sail around Skellig Michael
  • Zodiac cruise in Scotland
  • Visit giant seabird colonies
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Walk through Stone Age village ruins 5,000-years-old, Zodiac cruise around the stunning island of Staffa, and hoist a pint or two with spirited natives in cozy pubs throughout the land. You’ll explore ancient sites in moody landscapes to learn about culture and history in lands that have been …
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Ring of Brodgar is a unique stone circle in Scotland.
$12,350
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Exploring Scotland’s Wild Isles: Shetlands, Orkneys & Inner Hebrides

9 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Resolution
  • Witness the iron-age Midhowe Broch
  • Discover the old stone age
  • Walk along coastal cliffs
  • Explore the Bronze Age ruins
Starts/ Ends in:
Dublin / Edinburgh
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the archaeological sites and untamed scenery of three Scottish Isles—Shetlands, Orkneys, and the Inner Hebrides—on this 9-day cruise aboard the brand-new National Geographic Resolution. Visit the "upside-down" Rathlin West Light, which was constructed between 1912 and …
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Discover ancient cultures of the Orkney islands
$4,290
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Vikings of the North Sea

6 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Albatros
  • Learn the history of Orkney Island
  • Experience wonders of Skagen
  • Visit legendary Haugesund
  • Explore Skara Brae
Starts/ Ends in:
Copenhagen / Aberdeen
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on an exploration voyage across the North Sea with Ocean Albatros, departing from a port in central Copenhagen. Visit Skagen, a little picturesque town on the pointy 'top' of Denmark, where many great Danish artists previously lived in an artists' colony. Continuing into open …
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