Films about the Orkney Islands

Onward, Voyager to the Orkney Islands

Let us take you north to explore these fascinating islands that boast 6,000 years of habitation. Orkney is an archipelago steeped in historic treasures. The village of Skara Brae, and the circle of standing stones at the Ring of Brodgar offer tantalising clues to the lives of Neolithic people. More recent stories, of Vikings, Scottish Earls, and wartime drama, can also be heard.

Orkney’s low-lying fertile land is surrounded by a fascinating shoreline of stunning cliffs giving way to swathes of white sandy beaches – the perfect home for a rich array of birds, animals, marine life, and flowers. Discover Orkney with NorthLink Ferries.

Video by Stephen Mercer Productions.

Your Orkney Island Adventure

Discover Orkney’s fascinating wildlife, breathtaking coastlines, unique culture and the Old Man of Hoy with NorthLink Ferries.

With departures from Scrabster and Aberdeen, from the moment you step on board, our vessels offer the very best in comfort and safety.

For those travelling across the Pentland Firth from Scrabster in the Scottish Highlands to Stromness on the Orkney mainland, the MV Hamnavoe is the only vessel to travel past the Old Man of Hoy, one of the tallest sea stacks in Britain.

Video by Stephen Mercer Productions.

Orca in Shetland and Orkney

Shetland and Orkney are visited by various pods of Orca throughout the year. Always be on the lookout for a tall black fin when looking out to sea, particularly as you walk around the beautiful coastlines of these islands. Find out more facts about Orca here.

Video by Richard Shucksmith.

Header image: The Ring of Brodgar – a circle of standing stones in Orkney photo © Copyright Charles Tait