Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have made the following adjustments to our business: Guided tours and Viking/Time Travel events have been put on hold until the Scottish or UK government deems it safe to resume activity. Orkney Viking Week 2020 is also cancelled. You can still purchase stone art and archaeological chocolate via our web shop. The Georgian Hoose will not be opening this summer. We will post further updates once we receive guidance from the government.
Guided tours of Orkney
Thinking of visiting Orkney? Ragnhild would be delighted to be your guide. Individuals, couples, families, small or larger groups are all welcome. Specialities: Nature walking, folklore and storytelling, archaeological heritage, Vikings, Norse & runes, Saga tours, Orkney literature and culture, Pilgrimage with Saint Magnus.
Vil du oppleve Orknøyene? Ragnhild blir gjerne med som din guide. Enten du kommer alene, med din kjære, som en familie, vennegjeng eller gruppe, er du hjertelig velkommen. Spesialiteter: Vandring i den fantastiske Orknøyske naturen, folketro og eventyr, den arkeologiske arven, vikingtid og den norrøne kulturen fra den tida Orknøyene var del av det norske riket, Orknøyenes litteratur, språk og kultur, pilgrimsvandring med Sankt Magnus. Ragnhild er den eneste fastboende guiden på Orknøyene med norsk som morsmål. Bli med på en skreddersydd omvisning eller meld deg på en tidsreise.
Jump on the time machine and go back to the Viking Age, Middle Ages or the Victorian era!
Time travel is a hands-on experience of the past, and fun for the whole family.
Our most popular time travel tours are the Viking Feast on the Beach and Viking Voyage to Hoy, where you visit Orkney’s Viking past, cook over open fire on the beach, and try your hand at Viking crafts and skills. Check our events calendar to find out when they run this summer.
Artwork & Stone Sculpture
Combining a thorough knowledge of Orkney’s archaeology with a skilled hand and eye for aesthetics, Christopher’s Neolithic stone sculptures are wonderful to behold and touch. Carved stone balls, geometric patterns, smooth polished stone axes and mace heads, all sculpted from stone found locally in Orkney using stone age tools and techniques.
We love Orkney’s archaeology, and we would like to take some home. But since we can’t, we created chocolate archaeology instead. With these delicious chocolate artefacts, you can really delight in the past! Neolithic, Pictish and Viking chocolate ranges available.
Packages of chocolate archaeology and the occasional stone sculpture are available in the web shop. We are happy to post to anywhere in the United Kingdom or European Union / EEA.
COVID-19 UPDATE: CANCELLED
August 8th – 14th 2020
This will be a week packed with learning and fun, practical workshops and outings. Find out all about life in Viking Orkney. New events are being added to the programme all the time, which so far includes guided tours, book launches, falconry, Viking sheep, a Viking Voyage to Hoy, and of course the week will finish with a great Viking Feast on the Beach!
The Georgian Hoose on Kirkwall’s Victoria Street will be open for self-catering accommodation when the COVID-19 pandemic is over, most likely from autumn 2020 or early spring 2021.
The Georgian Hoose is a beautiful period town house dating to the early 1800s. Once owned by the proprietor of Highland Park whisky distillery, the house has a rich history, and many of its original features are still intact. It is situated in the historic town centre of Kirkwall and has a large walled garden.
A saying goes that if you scratch Orkney’s surface, it bleeds archaeology. We like to go off the beaten track and discover the hidden traces of the near and distant past. We traipse through heather, trek up hills, balance along cliff edges, and sieve through sand to discover more. We photograph, think and write, but never take or destroy any of what we see. In this blog, you can share in these discoveries.