Isle of Skye
Day 1 Copenhagen → Inverness → Fort William
Day 2 Fort William → Mallaig → Armadale (ferry)
Day 3 The Quiraing & Glenfinnan Viaduct
Day 4 Old Man of Storr & Neist Point
Day 5 Fairy Pools
Day 6 Loch Coruisk via Elgol
Day 7 Inverness → Copenhagen
Arriving to Scotland
Writing lots of things here
Our castle for the night, a humble and heartful BnB in Fort William.
The roads leading to Skye via the ferry are both narrow, curvy and with a speed limit nobody keeps to. But whenever there was an option to make a stop if we spotted something interesting, we did. So believe me, when I say we made a LOT of stops. Day two, and you’re in awe. Even when it is pouring down, you find yourself yearning to get out on the other side of that car window. Sometimes it is a pretty roadsign with a gorgeous backdrop, and other times it is the infamous Harry Potter train that pulls you out in the rain.
At the very top of things to see in Scotland, you’ll find the Glenfinnan Viaduct. Having made it’s appearance as the Hogwarts Express in Harry Potter, it’s a must. One worth waiting for when it is pissing down. The locomotive makes it’s way across the viaduct twice a day,
The ferry from Mallaig to Armadale
There are two options for which to get to Skye; by ferry or via A87 over the bridge. Once on Skye, the geographical distance between these two options is not vast, however when coming from the mainland, it very much depends on where you’re coming from. We found ourselves South of Skye since we paid Glenfinnan a visit, and therefore we went with the ferry option. The bridge is toll free, so if you’re on those heights it is an easy option. But I’d say the 30 minute ferry trip is an experience in itself, besides, it was an incredible way to arrive to Skye.
Hiking in the Quiraing
Storr in the pouring rain
Loch Coruisk and it’s wildlife