The Old Man of Storr

The Isle of Skye offers many activities.

For things to do when visiting Skye look down our list of our top 50 idea's.

If you are keen to see some of our wildlife then taking a boat trip is highly recommended. There are many great boat tours to choose from, operating from different parts of the island. Leave from Elgol and visit the spectacular Loch Coruisk surrounded by the Cuillin Range. Or take a boat from Portree to one of the smaller neighbouring islands such as Raasay or Rona.

Alternatively, take a kayak and explore Skye’s magnificent coastline from a whole new perspective.

Once on the water it opens you up to so many perfect wildlife moments, including seeing seals, otters, dolphins or even a whales.

Ashore there are lots of activities to choose from. If you don’t have your own transport, a bus tour is a good idea allowing you to see some of the breath-taking scenery outside the main villages.

For the more adventurous there are many outdoor activities to choose from, there is everything from axe throwing to wildlife walks. There are guided activities that include walking and climbing in the Cuillin mountains or kayaking on the sea.

Skye is renowned for its scenery, which makes the island a top destination for keen landscape photographers. Some top professional photographers live on Skye offer tuition, perfect for keen amateurs who want to learn more and to find that perfect location in the right light.

Skye offers many activities to keep visitors busy.

Skye Shop

Skye Shop

Browse our online shop for maps, walking guides and gifts.

If you are planning a visit to Skye buying maps and guides before you travel gives you the time to really plan your trip to get the most from your time on the Isle of Skye.

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Skye Guide

Isle of Skye Guide

Our guide to Skye includes our top 10 walks each with a full description and photo slideshow offering a step by step account of what to expect.

The Skye Guide also features the towns, villages, wildlife and history of our island.

Skye Guide


Sunset over Talisker Beach

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