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Isle of Skye – Dramatic and Spectacular

Fairy Pools Isle of Skye
Fairy Pools


The Isle of Skye is both dramatic and spectacular. It is a place of extremes where sheer sea cliffs and majestic headlands sit alongside azure blue seas and white coral beaches. The landscape inland also offers deep dark lochs and some of Scotland’s most imposing mountains. The place names may not always be familiar, but you will have seen countless images from the Isle of Skye so it can have an eerie familiarity even if you have never been before.

Sleat Falls Isle of Skye

As a photographer, I am drawn to Skye by the sheer magnificence of the landscape and find myself returning time and again to witness the changing moods of the seasons.

Being little more than 2 hours from Inverness, the Isle of Skye is somewhere you could easily visit on a day trip.  Indeed, there are many companies offering day tours to Skye from Inverness, although you should be prepared for a long, but rewarding, day. You can check out some of our favourites a little further down this page.

Not so long ago visiting Skye was a more daunting undertaking as it required a short ferry ride. However, the opening of the Skye Bridge in 1995 has made this island much more accessible. However, the relative ease of access has resulted in a significant rise is visitor numbers, and in peak season it can be very difficult to find accommodation on the island.

Irrespective of how long you are spending in the Scottish Highlands, a visit to the Isle of Skye should definitely be on your agenda. It sits alongside Loch Ness or Glencoe as some of the most iconic scenery in Scotland.


Isle of Skye Tour Operators

There are plenty of tours to choose from. As well as many that offer single day trips from Inverness, there also a few that offer multi-day trips for those with a little more time on their hands.

You can also choose between scheduled group tours which are by mini-bus or coach, or private tours which can be tailored to your precise needs.

Whatever your requirements, we are sure that one of the following operators will have exactly what you are looking for.

WOW Scotland – regular group day tours to Skye (March – October)

Highland Experience – regular group day tours to the Isle of Skye

Inverness Tours – an extensive range of private tours Skye from Inverness. They also have limited availability for shared tours at lower prices.

Highland Tours – various tours running from Inverness

Outlander Past Lives Experience – in addition to being a Specialist in Outlander Tours, they also do a great trips to the Isle of Skye

Highland Excursions – a range of private tours for up to 7 passengers

Happy Tours – regular small group tours to the Isle of Skye

Heilan Tours – private tours specialists

Iona Highland Tours – small group tours from Inverness

Inverness Premier Tours -regular tours to Skye

Rabbies Tours – one of the most popular operators to the isle of Skye

The Hebridean Explorer – private tours to the Isle of Skye

Inverness Custom Tours – private tours to the Isle of Skye


As a regular visitor to the Isle of Skye, I am building quite a library of pictures, so here are some of my favourites.


Would you like a guided photography tour of the Highlands?

The River Ness at Night
Inverness at Night

Whilst Skye may be a highlight of the Scottish Highlands it is by no means the only place for spectacular scenery. Within 2 hours of Inverness, you can find majestic lochs, towering mountains, gorgeous glens, spectacular coastline, and tumbling waterfalls.

If this sounds like something you would like to photograph then why not consider one of our private photography tours.


Interested in other types of Tours?

Click on the image below for more information on a whole range of tours and cruises available in and around Inverness.

Boat Trips & Tours