If you’re looking for the bliss of total tranquillity away from the fast pace and demands of everyday life – Shapinsay is a perfect choice. Conveniently located just 25 minutes by ferry from Kirkwall it really feels like you are entering another world. Time to chill out from adventure-chasing and trail-blazing and be a nature-craver and peace-and-quiet-seeker instead! Embrace the tangible tranquillity of this lush green landscape and enjoy a slow tourism experience – whether it’s for just a few hours or for a week or more. Our things to see and do section will point you in the right direction to make the most of your leisurely visit and you may find our places to stay section helpful.