Vikings and sagas

Vikings and sagas tour! Let yourself be swept away by the stories of the old Viking Earldom of Orkney. Visit the sites of Orkney’s own Viking saga, and hear the stories of its characters and their adventures.


Earl’s Bu and Round Kirk, Orkneyinga Saga Centre, Orphir

Maeshowe chambered cairn, where the Norse broke in and wrote stories in runes of adventure and treasure (subject to availability)

Click mill, Dounby

Orkney Brewery – because the Vikings liked nothing better than beer!

Birsay, the centre of Thorfinn the Mighty’s earldom (access to brough subject to tide times)