In Need of a little inspiration?

Orkney is an archipelago of about 70 islands — 16 of them in-habited — off the north coast of Scotland. It’s famed for its natural beauty, archaeological sites and its

First and Second World War heritage. Many of Orkney’s at-tractions are outdoor, and you need prepare for anything weather-wise — from glorious sun to driving wind and rain. There’s an enormous pay-off for those prepared to brave all that the weather gods of the Northern Isles have to throw at them. Your own transport is a necessity;

Cal Flyn

So you are in great hands with our luxury vans. With so many incredible sites to see on both the mainland and surrounding islands.

Skara Brae

Is a stone-built Neolithic settlement, located on the Bay of Skaill on the west coast of the Mainland. Consisting of a cluster of ten houses. As well as the settlement there is a visitor centre and the stunning bay itself to enjoy.

The Churchill Barriers

These four causeways were built after the sinking of the HMS Royal Oak while it lay at harbour in Scapa Flow in Oc-tober 1939.

After the war, a road was built on top of the barriers allowing the south isles of Lamb Holm, Glimps Holm, Burray and South Ronaldsay to become part of the main roadway system. There are also diving classes popular in the area as well as stunning beaches perfect for some sea swimming.


The Old Man of Hoy

The old man of Hoy is a 449-foot sea stack on Hoy. Formed from Old Red Sandstone, it is one of the tallest stacks in the United Kingdom. The Old Man is popular with climbers, and was first climbed in 1966.
You will also be able to enjoy the rest of the amazing Hoy coastline following a track that takes you out to a vantage point overlooking the Old Man. You can continue north along the coast to reach the summit of St John’s Head – at 335m, the highest vertical sea cliff in the UK.

Featured Product

Boat Charter

Fast Vessel Charters

  • Islands Charter – access to any of Orkney’s 67 islands, inhabited or not!
  • Bird Watching – Orkney has some of the finest birdlife available
  • Tourist Trips – bespoke tours, tailored to your requirements.

About Us

Featured Product

Wild Swimming

With wild swimming being so popular and a great all round experience, I wanted to share with you some of our much loved spots so that you can enjoy the cold water thrills of Orkneys coastline.

Skiba Geo, Birsay

Garson Pools, Birsay

Warebeth, Stromness

Waulkmill Bay, Orphir

Inganess, Kirkwall

Sands of Evie, Evie

Brough of Deerness

Dingieshowe, Deerness

Glimps Holm, Third Barrier

Sands Of Wright, South Ronaldsay

Rackwick, Hoy

Bay of Moclett, Papa Westray

Places We Love!

The Hamnavoe Stromness

“Our menu is a modern take on Orkney’s world class seafood and meat, with a vibrant fusion of European and Asian flavours and techniques. We also offer a pleasing selection of drinks, with a wine list exclusive to the islands.”


01856 850606

Khua Thai Takeaway

“Authentic Thai cuisine, fresh and healthy”


07534 697955

Little House Larder

Bespoke seasonal grazing boards, Pavlova cakes and more.

Twenty One

“Sociable, relaxed small plate dining, accompanied by craft beers and delicious cocktails”

Kirk Cafe

“Take a pew in the Kirk Café and enjoy some sensational food. It’s the perfect place to savour delicious Orkney fare as you consider that special purchase”


01856 861 758

Sakura Kitchen

“Authentic Japanese takeaway based in Kirkwall, offering seasonal bento boxes and sushi platters”

The Storehouse

“We always have our famous Hand Dived Orkney Scallops on our menu, Orkney beef, lamb and seafood are also big favourites with locals and visitors.”

The Orkney Distillery

“The Orkney Distillery is a versatile hub for both locals and visitors to learn about how we craft our award winning range of gins by joining our distillery tours, or just to sit and relax after a day of sight seeing either in our distillery bar, or Oot The Back! We’re always sure to have quirky cocktails, locally sourced beers and the odd pop up foodie event through out the year to encourage visitors.”

The Pier Arts Centre

The Pier Arts Centre in Stromness houses a Collection of British fine art including works by Barbara Hepworth and Ben Nicholson, as well as local artists such as Sylvia Wishart and Stanley Cursiter alongside contemporary artists Sean Scully & Eva Rothschild. The Centre also curates a year round pro-gramme of exhibitions & events. Full details at:

The Ultimate Orkney Islands Travel Guide

Then there is the famous North Coast 500 route. Bringing together a route of just over 500 miles of stunning coastal scenery in the far north of Scotland, the North Coast 500 is one of the most spectacular journeys you can drive in the world. It follows along the coastal edges of the more northern highlands of Scotland including the regions of Wester Ross, Sutherland, Caithness, Easter Ross, the Black Isle and Inverness-shire. The NC 500 starts and ends at Inverness Castle and if you’re lucky- you may get to spot Nessie – our very own mythical legend. With all it’s beauty and wow factors along the way, its no wonder that this route is described by many independent sources as the best road trip on the planet.

Scotland is famed for its warm welcome, awesome landscapes, vibrant culture, rich heritage, myths and legends.

As Martin Dorey writes in his book ‘Take the Slow Road Scotland’

“If anywhere is perfect for a road trip it is Scotland. It has great distances, great views, great people and some of the greatest landscapes in the UK”.

It has some of the most beautiful scenery in the world.  From its deepest loch, to its highest mountain, to its oldest building, there is nowhere quite like Scotland. 

Eagles, ospreys, and red squirrels live in its forrests. Whales, dolphins, otters and seals swim in its seas.

Exploring the capital or discovering Scotlands remote destinations you are guaranteed a memorable trip.

It’s not just about the scenery

Faìlte bhlàth

Readers of Rough Guides voted Scotland the ‘worlds most welcoming country and favourite destination’. Whether propping up a bar in Edinburgh, or trekking the hills of GlenCoe, you’re sure to feel a warm Scottish welcome from whoever you meet.

A road trip in Scotland is without doubt the best way to explore the ‘most beautiful country in the world’ as voted for by renowned travel guide, Rough Guide.

Island hopping in Scotland

Take your Staycation Scotland campervan to the Isle of Skye and visit some of the most breath taking sights you’ll ever see.

Featured Product


Scotland – also known as the ‘home of golf’ has some of the most famous golf courses in the world. It’s currently home to over 550 courses, 67 of those being in Edinburgh and 94 in Glasgow!  Even the islands in the north of Scotland have 14 golf courses between them!  This makes it easy for anyone who enjoys the sport to play on the weekend without the need to travel long distance. There are lots of routes of incredible golf courses to play while travelling in one of our campervans!

Featured Product

Opening Hours


Follow Us

Take Payments

Copyright 2023 • Staycation Orkney | Built By BWAR Ltd!

× How can I help you?