Summer in Orkney is all about long days and light nights, green fields, wildflowers, wildlife, and our vibrant communities.
Here in the islands we accept the wild weather of winter in exchange for the seemingly never-ending hours of daylight at midsummer. It's such a fabulous time to be in Orkney, with sea pinks and puffins out on the coast and festivals, pipe band parades, and agricultural shows filling up the events calendar.
You won't be short of things to see and do during a summer holiday in Orkney. There are archaeological digs to visit, walking routes to tackle, orcas to spot, and the finest local food and drink to enjoy in-between.
If you want to visit Orkney this summer then start planning your trip now. We've highlighted some of our favourite seasonal blogs and activity ideas so you can begin drawing up your ideal islands itinerary.
If you still need some island inspiration before you book a break in Orkney, take a look at our gallery below for some of our favourite summer images from across our archipelago.
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