This tour is a great way to see the way to take in the historic sites and impressive wildlife which Orkney has to offer. Over 300 bird species have been recorded, so be sure to keep an eye out. You’ll leave the port of Kirkwall and head south, overlooking the renowned Scapa Flow – a vast inlet surrounded by protective islands. Sit back and relax as you cross the Churchill Barriers. This mile long causeway links the Mainland to South Ronaldsay. This heart-stirring little chapel was created out of Nissen huts by the Italian prisoners kept on the island in their spare time. Step inside and you’ll see delicate frescoes, which have been restored to their former glory, and remarkable wrought-iron window ornamentation. Moving on to the Standing Stones of Stenness, you’ll be able to speculate about their origin and admire the four remaining stones near neighbouring Ring of Brodgar before heading back to port.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.