Island Kingdoms of the Vikings
8 nights including 2 Gala Dinners
Steeped in history and prized by the Norsemen, the Orkneys were a Viking stronghold, returned to Scotland in 1468 and remaining Nordic at heart. Our voyage takes us through Orkney to Lewis in the Western Isles, which also abounds in prehistoric remains.
Professor Donna Heddle
Donna is Director of the interdisciplinary Institute for Northern Studies and Head of Cultural Heritage at the University of the Highlands and Islands. Her research interests are Scottish and Northern Isles cultural history, small island studies, language and literature, and Old Norse. She has published widely in these areas and is currently leading several national and international research projects involving Northern Studies.