Position 59º North almost the same latitude as Southern Greenland.
Distance from Orkney to Norway (Bergen) 320 miles (515km).
There are many reasons why you should visit this amazing country but in today´s post, we will focus on things that are unique to Scotland.
From the traditional Scottish dish haggis to the legendary Loch Ness monster, check out these 25 amazing things unique about Scotland.
Loganair, which has operated the Orkney inter-island service since 1967, began offering the £39 return flight in 2011 following feedback from customers keen to include the island-hopping trip in their travel plans.
The runways at both Westray and Papa Westray have been extended - as part of a £300,000 upgrade by Orkney Islands Council of all its runways - by 197feet each to comply with new take-off regulations. Little over four miles long and one mile wide, Papa Westray has been hailed by travel writer Bill Bryson as his favourite place in Britain.
These birds pair for life and their aerial courtship display culminates in the pair locking claws mid-air and whirling earthwards in series of spectacular cartwheels.
What any meticulous historian needs on a project like this is a first-class researcher. Total area of land is approx 376 sq miles (974km²). North to South, Orkney stretches for 53 miles (85km), East to West, 23 miles (37km).Standing next to him, similarly captivated by the scenery, was an attractive blonde, very much younger than him.Paxman was in Orkney to research an article about the sinking of the HMS Hampshire in June 1916.