Skye on Spring, the best season for Adventure & Discovery

Below you’ll find inspiration for a stunning spring adventure on our spectacular island. If you visit us in spring you’ll be more likely to avoid both the masses and the notorious midges that appear later in the year. Whether you’re looking to visit the most famous spots, spot a seal or a whale on a kayak adventure, or looking to relax with local food, al fresco, watching a stunning sunset… we’ve got something for you this spring!

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Skye: The Island of WINTER Adventure & Discovery

Below you’ll find inspiration for a stunning winter adventure on our spectacular island.

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"Eilean a' Cheò in spring is at its best. Wildlife around the island is in full bloom and the light is magical. "

Skye is one of Scotland’s most beautiful places and there is no better time to visit than the Spring. As the land awakens after its winter slumbers the landscape comes alive with colour. Rich green croft land blends with rustic reds of the heather moorland and the azure blue of the sea. The sound of new life is everywhere with the bleating of newborn lambs and the chatter and calling of young birds. With fifteen hours of daylight there is plenty of time to explore the sights and sounds of Skye’s unique landscape.

What’s more… The best thing about Eilean a’ Cheò (The Misty Isle) in spring is that you can choose from a range of experiences in our landscape. From a guided walk in the Cuillin, to a simulated deer stalk, to Coasteering plunge into the sea, there’s something for every adventure seeker. For the less active there are plenty of remote places for quiet reflection and some of Scotland’s finest restaurants and cafés in which to enjoy Skye’s bountiful larder.

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Skye Spring inspiration...


Spring Adrenaline

Book an experience with one of our expert guides Climbing Mountains, Hill Walking, Canyoning or Coasteering. 


Spring Exploring

Head out with a local ghillie or guide and see Skye’s spring wilderness and life through the eyes of a local expert!


Spring Relaxing

Skye hospitality is even better than highland hospitality. Put your feet up after a tough year and let us look after you. 


Spring Tasting

Amazing experiences for your tastebuds. Whisky tasting or Michelin starred dining,  something for everyone.


If you are looking to really test yourself in the great outdoors we have some of the best guides and experts on hand to take you safely into the stunning spring landscape.

Adventure Skye offers exhilarating experiences throughout the year. You can try your hand at climbing, coasteering and hikes up the Cuillin.

Or why not test your target skills in axe throwing with A.C.E. Target Sports. You can also try your hand at archery, this ancient art using modern recurve bows or clay shooting, the ultimate target sport. Learn the basics and soon you will be hitting gold.

If you want to have your own adventure you can visit some of the most iconic sites in Scotland. The Old Man of Storr, Fairy Pools and the Quiraing provide some of the best photo opportunities on Skye.

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We have a variety of tours running on Skye throughout the year. Tour guides will take you the entire length and breadth of the island, stopping at each stunning view and attraction along the way. 

You can head out on wildlife walk with local Ghillie Scott Mackenzie, Head Gamekeeper at Fearann Eilean Iarmain. After the walk you can enjoy a local dram in front of the fire at Bar Am Praban on the Eilean Iarmain estate.

Skyefari offers a full day of exploring the wildlife hotspots of Skye searching for eagles, deer, otters and seals.

Skye Jeep Tours offer a unique experience touring Skye’s favourite sites and lesser-known areas of the Island inside a vintage Jeep.

For those looking for complete flexibility book a private tour with Gus or contact Skye Trak Safari.


After a long day exploring we all need somewhere with an open fire, exceptional service and warm hospitality.

House of Juniper is the islands’ newest hotel, and is the perfect mix of modern and traditional Skye. The hotel also has mini home cabins for those looking for their own space. 

The Sonas Collection has three boutique hotels across Skye – Duisdale, Skeabost and Toravaig.

Relax On the Croft at Edinbane, in the comfortable and authentically restored stone self catering cottages or glamp in the luxury gypsy caravan. And to help make your stay even more relaxed and peaceful,  have a Shiatsu massage & Reiki  healing in the beautiful Armadilla, a hand built pod with a porthole to greenness.

For those looking to be close to the main town in Portree, the Cuillin Hills Hotel offer the perfect stay. With luxurious rooms, fantastic views, a log fire in the lounge and an impeccably stocked whisky bar – you’ll not have to lift a finger.

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edinbane self catering

We’re famous for our world-renowned island whiskies. Winter is an excellent time to feel the warmth of this uisge beatha’ (‘Water Of Life’). 

Both Torabhaig and Talisker Distilleries are open for tours, tastings and gifts during winter. Visiting both will help you uncover the incredible variety and flavour of two great whiskies made only a few miles apart. No two whiskies taste the same, and this will prove it!

After visiting Talisker Distillery, be sure to make a pit stop at the Oyster Shed in Carbost. Here’s you’ll taste some of the freshest Scottish Seafood available, cooked in a simple way that lets the freshness and tastiness shine through. 

For another memorable tasting experience of incredible local produce, you can book a visit to the Isle of Skye Smokehouse. The wood-fired smokehouse uses locally sourced alder wood which is processed by hand. Uniquely Designed around a traditional Scottish cleit the smokehouse incorporates a peat roof and stone walls and smokes both Salmon and Trout. This tasting experience has close to 200 5 Star reviews. 

As you travel around the island you’ll also have the opportunity to stop in at the Cuillin and Isle of Skye Breweries to pick up some local ales. In Portree, you can stop by the Gin School and taste the award-winning Misty Isle Gin. 

If you want a fine dining experience  a visit to Chef Patron, Calum Montgomery at Edinbane Lodge is a must.

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