Orkney's islands define its character. There are over 70, each with its own charm and personality, and a visit to Orkney is not complete without a bit of island hopping. It's all part of the adventure! Our islands can be reached by ferry or plane from the Mainland and in their different ways provide a fascinating insight to Orcadian traditions and culture, and a way of life far removed from what we experience today in our towns and cities. In some, you'll only have the sights and sounds of the wildlife for company. Discover these very special places for yourself.