Winter in Orkney

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Wrap up warm and experience Orkney during the winter months.

Winter at 59 degrees north can be wild and wonderful. Stormy weather is often mixed with cool, calm days of beautiful bright light across the islands. You'll also be guaranteed peace and quiet at our ancient sites and out on our rugged coastline, where you can experience the Orcadian elements at their best.

There's always a warm welcome inside too, with museums, galleries and visitor centres full of fascinating exhibits and artefacts for you to explore. And you'll never be short of an Orkney food and drink option either.

Plan your visit to Orkney this winter, and discover the wild side of the islands.

If you're seeking an Orkney adventure this winter, we've selected some of our favourite seasonal blogs and activity ideas to help you start drawing up your islands itinerary.

We've included everything, from Neolithic sites and indoor attactions, to Orkney's creative trail and some fabulous food and drink options. No matter what the weather is doing, you'll always find something to see and do.

Are you still on the lookout for more Orkney inspiration during the winter months? Take a look at our gallery below for some of our favourite seasonal snaps from the islands. Newsletter

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