Island hopping in Scotland

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Scotland's beautiful islands each have their own unique history and story to tell, and feature some of the country's most breathtaking landscapes. From Shetland and Orkney in the north to the Outer Hebrides and Argyll & the Isles off the west coast, it has never been easier to explore them. Book an island hopping adventure and discover fascinating wildlife and attractions.

  • Looking over theshore towards the castle which sits on an island, a purple light reflects off the water and distant mountains
    Looking across Loch Laich over to Castle Stalker, Argyll
  • A couple take in the view towards the cliffs of Hoy from Yesnaby, Orkney.
    A couple take in the view towards the cliffs of Hoy from Yesnaby, Orkney
  • A campervan passing Traigh Iar beach near Horgabost, Harris, Outer Hebrides
    A campervan passing Traigh Iar Beach near Horgabost, Harris
A man admires the clear sea view as he sits on a rock ledge above a beach where he has left his kayak, Island of Inch Kenneth

Journey through Argyll and The Isles

Book an island hopping break to explore the Inner Hebrides and the geography and unique character that each island has to offer. From rural getaways to isles lying just off the mainland, Scotland’s west coast has an affordable and reliable ferry service.

Breckon Sands, Yell

Shetland's northern charm

Go island hopping in Shetland to best experience what this stunning region has to offer from diverse landscape to fascinating history, arts and culture, and more.

Causeway to the Brough of Birsay, West Mainland

Orkney's magical isles

Each of Orkney's islands have their own unique characteristics, and island hopping is by far the best way to make the most of this spectacular destination, where you will discover startling scenery, fascinating attractions and captivating wildlife.

A campervan passing Traigh Iar beach near Horgabost, Harris, Outer Hebrides

Hebridean hopping

You could spend days just discovering Lewis but you should dedicate time to exploring as much of the Outer Hebrides as possible. The good news is that getting around these islands is relatively easy.

A rock stack formation known as the Old Man of Hoy on the island of Hoy, Orkney

Island itineraries

Use our Scottish island itineraries to discover the most exciting things to see and do. From incredible island views to the unique culture, Scotland's islands have a lot to offer.