Europe Northern Europe Cruise

Wild Scotland Cruise

Discover the wild isles of Scotland, from the windswept Hebrides, inhabited for over 8,000 years, to the verdant Orkney Islands, where ancient Neolithic and Viking sites conjure images of civilizations long gone. Zodiac-cruise past sea-sculpted coastlines watching for dolphins and seals, and photograph seabirds in one of Europe’s largest seabird colonies. Visit charming villages, meet the friendly locals and maybe even sample a wee dram of Scotland’s finest.

The highlights are many on this Wild Scotland itinerary. Visit Britain’s highest sea cliffs at the UNESCO World Heritage-listed St Kilda. Take a Zodiac cruise to Staffa’s world-famous Fingal’s Cave. Discover the Shetland Islands and their fascinating history. Look out for otters, dolphins and seals. And discover some of Scotland’s genuinely far-flung and rugged islands, where few adventurous souls dare visit.

In 2025, an alternative 26-day ultimate adventure—Northern Isles: Scotland & Iceland—offers a combination of the Wild Scotland Cruise + the 2025 Iceland Circumnavigation Cruise.

Cruise aboard 132-guest, adventure-ready expedition ship Greg Mortimer. This ship offers stable design and technology for open ocean cruising, plus excursion-minded preparation rooms and multiple boarding platforms for efficient embarkation and disembarkation. Along with Greg Mortimer comes an educational and engaged team of expedition guides providing programming aimed at immersion into the special regions being sailed.

Read on for details about this trip, or learn more about AdventureSmith’s Northern Europe cruises and Northern Europe trips.