Orkney and Shetland Islands Travel Guide

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Plan Your Orkney and Shetland Islands Vacation

A Scandinavian heritage gives the 170 islets that make up Orkney and Shetland a history and an ambience different from that of any other region of Scotland. Both Orkney and Shetland are essentially austere and bleak, but they have awe-inspiring seascapes, fascinating seabirds, remarkable ancient ruins, and genuinely warm, friendly people. Although a trip to these remote islands requires time and effort, your reward will be a unique experience.

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Orkney and Shetland Islands Hotels

Accommodations in Orkney and Shetland are on par with mainland Scotland, with a growing range of stylish bed-and-breakfasts... read more

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Orkney and Shetland Islands Restaurants

Kirkwall has an increasing number of good cafés and restaurants, as does Lerwick, but both islands now have memorable spots... read more

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Orkney and Shetland Islands Experiences

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