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The Viking Centre, Orphir

(4.4/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web)
Learn about the Orkneyinga saga and the influence of Vikings on the Orkney Islands at The Viking Centre. Although the museum is small and unstaffed, its maps, informational displays, and short audio-visual presentation provide vivid insight into the Norwegian capture of the islands and outline the colorful history of the Earls of Orkney. Be sure to have your photo taken by the Viking ship model that marks the entrance for a fun memory of your visit. Put The Viking Centre into our Orphir vacation planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Met the lady who runs this with her cute dog. She is there to not only tell the myths and legends of the Orkneys, but to encourage reading programs with her historical materials. Attractive exhibits a...  more »
  • The building contains a few storyboards abut the Vikings that arrived and settled on the Islands, it also has a few good paper models of the ships that took part in the Battle of Jutland made by local...  more »
  • The historians were awesome. They had great details and sense of humor!!! Fascinating details. You get to go inside some of the sites