Orkney Time Travel guides in Viking costume on beach

© Ragnhild Ljosland

Scapa Beach, Orkney, Scotland

Viking Experience

Travel back in time to Orkney's Viking Age! The Viking Experience takes place on the stunning, sandy Scapa beach outside Kirkwall. A living history event led by certified tourist guides.

You will be a Viking for the evening: Around the campfire, we try out some Viking life skills such as fire striking, baking on a griddle and butter making. You will hear stories from Norse mythology and Orkneyinga Saga. Enjoy fun and games like the Vikings did!

Practical information

  • Sunday evenings, see specific dates on Ticketsource
  • Limited spaces, booking essential, see https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/orkney-time-travel
  • 2 hours
  • Suitable for families. An adult must accompany and be responsible for children at all times. 
  • Max 3 children per responsible adult.
  • No dogs please, as we don't want to risk dogs near the fire.
  • A small snack is included, no big meal.
  • Meet at Scapa car park between public toilets and Royal Oak memorial garden.
  • Event goes ahead in all but extreme weather, so please dress to keep you warm and dry.
  • Please be aware the event is near open water and fire and consider the safety of your children. 

From £25 per adult

Departure days

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

June — September

Contact details


Annfield Crescent
KW15 1NS

Tour information




  • Small Group (1-16)


  • History
  • Landscapes
  • Literature
  • Outdoor Activities

Tour prices

From £25 Per Adult £15 Per Child

Book now

Prices are subject to change depending on season

Tour Stops


Tour company information


Brodgar: Orkney Time Travel - Private tours - Group tours Guided tours of Orkney with expert guide, specialising in history, archaeology, literature, language, culture and folklore. Available in English and Norwegian. Time Travel tours: Visit the past! Travel back in time on a costumed experience of Orkney's past. Orkney Time Travel is a collaboration between professional, certified tourist guides with considerable expertise who together offer unique events combining guiding, storytelling, crafts, food, and nature.

Opening times

For personalised tours, contact info@brodgar.co.uk to agree on a date and time.

For Time Travel: See available dates on Ticketsource https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/orkney-time-travel

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