Orkney and Shetland Islands in a Motorhome

Yes, it is possible to travel to Shetland and Orkney Islands from Easicampers Edinburgh in one of our motorhome’s. However, there are some things you need to consider before embarking on this trip:

  1. Planning and route: You will need to plan your route carefully, as the journey from Edinburgh to the Shetland and Orkney Islands can take several days. You will also need to plan your stops and overnight stays along the way.
  2. Ferry bookings: You will need to book ferries to reach the islands. Ferries run from Aberdeen to the Orkney Islands and from there to Shetland.
  3. Motorhome facilities: You will need to ensure that your motorhome has all the necessary facilities, such as a toilet, shower, and cooking facilities, as some of the areas you will be traveling through may not have many amenities.
  4. Weather conditions: The weather in Shetland and Orkney Islands can be unpredictable and can affect your travel plans. Make sure you check the weather forecast before setting off.
  5. Road conditions: Some of the roads on the islands may be narrow and winding, so you will need to be prepared for this.

Orkney Islands:

  1. Skara Brae – An ancient Neolithic settlement that is one of the best-preserved examples of its kind in Europe.
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  1. Maeshowe – A prehistoric tomb that is famous for its Viking graffiti. https://www.historicenvironment.scot/visit-a-place/places/maeshowe-chambered-cairn/
  2. The Ring of Brodgar – A prehistoric stone circle that is part of the Heart of Neolithic Orkney UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  3. Stromness – A charming town that was once an important trading port and is now known for its arts and crafts.
  4. Yesnaby – A stunning coastline with sea arches, caves, and stacks, and great for walking and birdwatching.

There are plenty of amazing places to visit in Shetland and Orkney, and traveling in a motorhome is a great way to explore the islands. Here are some suggestions:

Shetland Islands:

  1. Jarlshof – A remarkable archaeological site that spans over 4,000 years of human history.
  2. Sumburgh Head – A great place to see seabirds, including puffins, and also offers fantastic views of the coastline.
  3. St Ninian’s Isle – A beautiful sandy beach that is connected to the mainland by a tombolo, which is a narrow strip of land.
  4. Eshaness – A dramatic coastline with towering cliffs and sea stacks.
  5. Unst – The most northerly inhabited island in the UK, and home to the Shetland Museum and Archives and the Hermaness National Nature Reserve.
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Overall, traveling to Shetland and Orkney Islands from Edinburgh in a motorhome can be a fantastic adventure, allowing you to explore some of Scotland’s most beautiful and remote areas. However, it requires careful planning and preparation to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip.

For more information on our motorhomes from our Edinburgh Easicampers depot located just outside of Broxburn contact our friendly team on 0131 322 6597 or visit our dedicated booking site https://easicampervanhire.com/campervan-hire-edinburgh-airport/