Outer Hebrides & Iceland
Places beyond ordinary
Combine Iceland and the Outer Hebrides on a trip and you are doing something few people on the planet have done and here at igot2travel we strive to bring you places few other companies travel. we are thrilled to be able to offer you this unique adventure of 10 days in Iceland and 10 days in the Outer Hebrides. This is a fantastic adventure that takes you to glaciers, volcanoes, remote islands, close to wildlife and through some of the most pristine environments on the planet. You will hear two native languages Icelandic and Scots Gaelic on your journey so you will be truly immersed in the culture at the end of this adventure.;
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Combine Iceland and the Outer Hebrides on a trip and you are doing something few people on the planet have done and here at igot2travel we strive to bring you places few other companies travel. We are thrilled to be able to offer you this unique adventure of 9 days in Iceland and 9 days in the Outer Hebrides. This is a fantastic adventure that takes you to glaciers, volcanoes, remote islands, close to wildlife and through some of the most pristine environments on the planet. You will hear two native languages Icelandic and Scots Gaelic on your journey so you will be truly immersed in the culture at the end of this adventure.;
£11,500 Per Person
Hebridean Adventure Begins
Today you arrive at your destination Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis. You will be met at the airport by your guide and taken to your first night's accommodation in the small harbour town of Stornoway. After settling in, we head out into the coastal town for a familiarisation walk and stop in at a local pub to toast your arrival—dinner tonight in a local restaurant and the start of our Hebridean Adventure.
1 night accommodation
Moorlands , Peat and Archaeology
Following breakfast, we board our vehicle and make our way out across the vast moorlands of Lewis towards the Callanish] Standing Stones. These ancient megaliths predate Stonehenge and were only discovered in the 19th century. Following Callanish and a few extra stops where we can take in the views, we make our way for lunch in the beautiful area of Uig, where we will be based for two nights. We check in to our quaint accommodation by the shore and have some free time to explore the incredible Uig Bay. Dinner is served early evening to give you plenty of time afterwards to wander in this tranquil area and take in the endless summer light of the Hebrides before a well-earned sleep.
2 nights accommodation
Boats, Mermaid and Blue Lagoon
After a lazy breakfast, we get kitted out in waterproofs to head out on our private boat for a journey into the Atlantic to an incredible place called Pabaigh Mòr and the Blue Lagoon . On our return we toast the Hebrides with a fine dram before heading off for a local lunch. After lunch we seek out where the famous Lewis Chessmen were discovered in the 19th century, before taking a beautiful walk out onto the Lewis coastline and see incredible sea stacks and cliffs, and weather permitting, some sea eagles high above. We head back to our nights rest to relive the tales of the day and another sumptuous Hebridean dinner.
Fragile Worlds, Deserted Islands
As we bid farewell to our tranquil abode for two nights, we once again board our private boat and head out into the Atlantic and explore the rugged, dramatic Lewis and Harris coastlines. We move further west witness the magnitude of the landscape and the spectacular sea lochs that seem to split the land in two. We then land on our abandoned island and walk through the deserted village and take a stroll to the higher points to take in the view. Lunch will be ashore (weather permitting) before some free time to enjoy your time in this beautiful place. We set sail mid-afternoon for the short journey to our next accommodation and an authentic flavour of grandeur in the Hebrides.
2 nights accommodation
Castaway for the Day
Waking in the morning looking out to the ocean and having a beautiful breakfast sets us up for the day. Boarding our boat, we head into the stunning Sound of Taransay and the Atlantic to visit one of our favourite islands Taransay. We step ashore in the footsteps of TV Presenter Ben Fogle who along with other castaways came here in 2000 for the Castaway series. Since then Ben has returned often to these islands and declared his love for Taransay. Free time to wander on the island and learn about the ancient settlements from the Bronze age to the Viking time. Lunch comes in the form of a picnic (weather permitting) before more free time to walk the powder-white beaches and stand in awe at the incredible scenery. Late afternoon we head back to our accommodation before bidding farewell to our boat and skipper. We then prepare for another splendid dinner before settling into reminiscing the day's wonders.
Tweed , Gin and Moonscape
After a relaxed breakfast, we make our way toward the west and across to the low-lying southern isles of the Uists. Along the way, we learn of the whaling industry before stopping off in the very picturesque small village of Tarbert. We get ready to try some fantastic Harris gin and sample a glass or two of the goodness. Some free time in Tarbert to wander the small street and browse the local shops. Our next stop is the glorious Seilebost and world-famous Luskentyre beaches. On our way, we will stop off in a Harris Tweed loom shed and learn all about the ancient art of Tweed making. Lunch will be in a local restaurant overlooking the Atlantic. Before we embark on our ferry journey across the Sound of Harris, we will stop at St Clements, the only Medieval church in the Outer Hebrides and a chance to catch up on some clan history. We board our ferry for the beautiful sailing across the Sound of Harris to finally land on the small island of Berenray and make our way to our next place of stay in a rural lodge.
2 nights accommodation
Huge Skies, Crofting and Machair
Breakfast done we set out on our discovery of North Uist and visit ancient burial chambers, standing stones and souterrain before heading westward to meet the Highland cows. This is the largest herd of Pedigree Highland cows in Scotland and you will get a real introduction to the lives of incredible animals from the local farmer. We then head for a local lunch before heading out to one of the coastal nature reserves and coastal walk to take in the glorious white powder beaches of the Uists. Further on we take a stop at one of the most stunning beaches on North Uist for a wee dram and snack before making our way to try and spot otters and wildlife.
Dinner in a local restaurant
After another relaxed morning before we set off on our island-hopping adventure, today we will explore six islands and give you a real feeling of life on these remote fringes of the Atlantic Ocean. We visit Grimsay, the boat building island of the Uists, where for over two hundred years local boat builders built the traditional Grimsay boat. Along the way, we’ll visit a traditional fishing harbour and pop in for a light seafood lunch before heading "up south." Moving on we pass through another beautiful nature reserve, visit a fabulous museum and step out onto Traigh a’ Phrionnsa, the very beach Bonnie Prince Charlie landed in 1745. Late afternoon we board the small ferry boat and make our way to the stunning island of Barra, where we’ll spend the night.
2 nights accommodation
Beaches, Castle & Whisky Galore
After a later start, we head out to explore the stunning island of Barra. The Ilse of Barra is the most southerly occupied island in the Outer Hebrides. Our journey takes us along the stunning west coast and a chance to look for seals before heading out onto the Machair for a gentle walk amongst the flowers and to take in some impressive views. We then make our way to the small harbour port of Castlebay and some lunch before free time to wander on your own or head out on the shortest boat journey in Scotland to a medieval castle and home of the Clan Chief MacNeil. Mid-afternoon we then take the small road to Vatersay and explore this beautiful place before heading back for a bit of free time before dinner. Our final night in the Hebrides will see us toasting and dining looking over the Atlantic.
We bid farewell today with a short drive to the airport and the beautiful Barra sands. Depending on departure times and the tides there may be an opportunity to have one more wander on the beautiful Hebridean sands before you leave.
Changes to Program
As this adventure is taking place throughout 11 Islands there may be days when weather and wind force us to make changes to any given day. On such days we will do our utmost to provide other alternative experiences.