• Sailing in Stromness harbour, Orkney

Leisure & Sport

Orkney is a great holiday destination for visitors of all ages. It ticks so many boxes.

We work hard in Orkney, but we also like to stay active during our free time, with some of the best sports and leisure facilities in the country right on our doorstep.

Whatever sport or leisure pursuit you enjoy, you’re pretty much guaranteed to find others with the same interest in Orkney, with our many clubs, teams and societies always happy to welcome newcomers and visitors.

As you might imagine in such a spectacular landscape, outdoor and adventure sports are particularly popular, but there’s also plenty to do if you seek a gentler Orkney experience.

Follow our links to explore some of the activities Orkney has to offer…

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This unforgettable three-night experience for two adults will take you to the spectacular Orkney Islands where you’ll explore the fascinating Heart of Neolithic Orkney, experience breathtaking natural landscapes, admire traditional craftsmanship and learn about the world-famous whisky.