Kirkwall was established by the Vikings in the 11th Century.
Ever since we bought a copy of Orkneyinga Viking Saga (also called the History of the Earls of Orkney) for Trinovante’s library and then realised how many prehistoric villages, ancient tombs, ruined palaces and standing stones there were in Orkney we have wanted to return.
Orkney also has fine beaches and many other attractions and Stromness is worth a visit.
In our opinion it is a top place to visit with plenty to do and definitely worth extending your holiday here if you have time.
All voyage notes refer only to possible itineraries – where we sail, the type of sailing, passage lengths and the places we call into will be entirely dependent on the wind and weather at the time.