St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall. Founded in 1137 by Earl Rognvald in honour of his uncle St Magnus. Picture: Destination Orkney

Walking in the footsteps of Orkney’s mighty Viking rulers

The Vikings arrived in Orkney in the late 8th century – and remained for another 500 years. They first came to flee an emerging new monarchy in Norway with these exiled sea pirates using the islands to launch their own voyages and raids.
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