Small Group Orkney - OrkneyInga Saga Adventure - 13th October 2019
Sun, Oct 13, 2019 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Kirkwall Travel Centre Stand 8/9
Kirkwall Travel Centre, Kirkwall, Orkney KW15 1GU, United Kingdom
This 6 hour OrkneyInga Saga Norse adventure tour provides you with an abundance of Viking Tales, History and Charm.
Meet your vehicle and guide at the Kirkwall Travel Centre and begin your Orkneyinga Saga adventure. Start your day by departing for Orphir and visiting the Earls Bu where you will find remains of the Round Kirk and the once filled with life and drink the Viking Drinking Hall remains. Here you will hear tales from the Orkneyinga Saga about Sevinn Breastrope and his enemy Young Svein. We will then continue on to Maeshowe a Neolithic Mound which one stormy night was broken into by Earl Harald and his men and graffitied with viking runes - a tour will be lead by the Historic Environment Scotland team.
From here we head to the Broch of Gurness, an old viking hold with views across to many of the outer isles which feature so prominently in the Orkneyinga Saga. We then make our way to the Brough of Birsay, a previous viking power hold with viking remains, and Birsay where you will explore the small village with a rich Viking history.
Finally we make our way back to Kirkwall to explore the once Viking hub of activity and St Magnus Cathedral the 1137 Viking Cathedral.