Contact Us Orkney Aspects personal guided tours of the Orkney Islands (photo by Rob Vasey)

Welcome to Orkney Aspects 


Let Orkney Aspects take you on a personal guided tour of the beautiful islands of Orkney to discover our unique archaeology, history, culture, crafts, wildlife and landscape. If you want to experience Orkney at your own pace whilst exploring your own interests, we can make it happen and give you Orkney memories to treasure.


Orkney Aspects' tours are special – we plan a private tour for you, based entirely around your wishes. Our expertise and extensive knowledge guarantees you the perfect Orkney experience. Ask yourself how you would like to spend your holiday in Orkney – following your own interests or taking a one-size fits-all tour? Why join the herd when you can be the leader of the pack?


If you are spending a few days in Orkney, why not take one of our tours as an introduction to our magical islands?


If you are arriving in Kirkwall on a cruise ship our tours are the ideal way to see the best of Orkney.


We also have special tours arranged for all the 2015 port calls of the Royal Princess and the Disney Magic  


We are happy to organise tours for larger groups, simply contact us with your requirements.


Discover the influences that have shaped these magical islands - what of the many Aspects of Orkney interests you?  Is it.....




Orkney Aspects will take you anywhere in Orkney - even to the Old Man of Hoy - & make sure you don't miss a thing

Orcadian hospitality – a warm welcome awaits

Runes & relics of our Viking past

Kirkwall’s ‘light in the north’ St Magnus’ cathedral

Naval heroes of lonely Scapa Flow

Exceptional archaeology, from tombs to temples

Yachts, yoles & Yesnaby cliffs


Ancestral links - are you one of us? Trace your Orkney ancestors

Stromness’ piers and flagstone streets

Puffins – everyone’s favourite in our seabird cities

Exquisite craftsmanship – jewellery, Orkney chairs, fiddle makers

Creative talent – musicians, artists, potters, tapestry makers

Traditions & history – from the Kirkwall Ba’ to the Stewart Earls  

Spectacular sunsets in an endless sky

Our tours are wonderful - but don't take our word for it, we let our guests speak for themselves on our testimonials page, and you will find more information about us here.


We also have information on how to book one of our exceptional tours, on travelling to Orkney and our suggestions for where to stay. We are happy to answer all your questions so don't hesitate to get in touch.  


Fishing boats in Kirkwall harbour St Magnus Cathedral Kirkwall Cobbled flagstone streets in Stromness

Our private tour with Orkney Aspect's Pat Stone was an incredible experience. We had only enough time to spend two days with her in Orkney but it honestly felt like much longer with all that we were able to do and see. Pat is a wealth of information and not only shared background information, current theories and latest discoveries, but asked our thoughts and engaged us in discussion about the mystery and significance of these historic sites in a very conversational way and really brought the past to life.

We know all about Orkney and will design a personal tour just for you, but to give you some idea of what there is to experience in our beautiful islands please watch the short video below. It was made by local graphic designer & photographer Colin Keldie to welcome the crews of the tall ships to Orkney in 2011, and features the music of one of our many talented local bands, The Chair