Island Hopping in the Hebrides

island hopping in the hebrides

Island Hopping in the Hebrides

Island hopping in Scotland is easy, with regular ferry connections from the west and north coasts of the mainland, and in-between the islands. On some islands it’s also possible to go via plane – but truthfully, isn’t the ferry just more fun?


So if you’re looking for a unique getaway this holiday season, from Spring, Summer and Fall—think the Scottish Isles.

CalMac, whose video you saw last blog post, is the largest operator of ferry services in west Scotland, and NorthLink Ferries cover the north of Scotland to the Orkneys and Shetlands. Ask your travel agent at Willamette Intl Travel to learn more and to arrange your trip.


What can you do Island Hopping in the Inner Hebrides?

– Explore the castles and dramatic natural landscapes of Skye

– Roam the beauty of the isles of Jura and Colonsay

– Sample the whiskeys of the Isle of Islay

– Go bird-watching on the Isle of Mull

– Explore the ancient abbey on the Isle of Iona


The Enchanting Isle of Skye

What can you do Island Hopping in the Outer Hebrides?

– Paddle on a kayak off the Barra coast

– Walk along the illustrious beaches of the Luskentyre Sands on Harris

– Pedal through the roads on a cycling holiday (ask us about tour packages!)

– Discover the traditions behind Harris Tweed on Harris or Lewis

– Explore the abandoned Isle of St. Kilda, a UNESCO World Heritage Site


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