The Scottish Highlands consists of some of the most magnificient landscapes in Europe. It’s time for you to embrace the wild nature, misty mountains, and magical myths – the Highlands are an area that simply can’t be missed. Come join me on a marvelous voyage to the dark North…
This is the second post in my Highlander-series, the first post is Highlander: Towards Fort Augustus.
Welcome to the utterly gorgeous, and rather remote, Isle of Skye. Located in the north of Scottish territory, Skye is the largest of the Inner Hebrides islands.
Alright, enough geography! So, it’s just an island – why would you pack your tiny backpack and jump on the very first bus heading North-West? Well, there’s actually one very good reason for why you would do that: The scenery. Oh the scenery (read in the same way you would read Lord Byron: moaning melancholically while staring dreamingly into the distance). Tourists flock to the little island because of the scenery: as far as the eye can see, Skye offers nothing but colorful moors, towering cliffs, misty mountains, and beautiful lochs.
I’ve always had this really weird fascination with Scotland, and particularly Isle of Skye. There’s just something about the misty mountains and the countless myths and legends that appeal to me. And was I disappointed? Certainly not.
The scenery on Isle of Skye offers nothing but magic. There’s just something about the freshness of the air, the salty sea breeze, and the wild landscapes that makes you feel so incredibly good about yourself. I don’t tend to quote Madonna a lot, but hey, spending a day hiking the moors of Skye makes you feel nothing but shiny and new (
And what about the weather, you say? Well, it’s Scotland, so get over it. Don’t worry about the weather. When it’s sunny it’s gorgeous – but nothing sparks the imagination such as cliffs covered in heavy clouds and mysterious mist, right? It’s utterly gorgeous anyway, so bring a raincoat, buy a cup of tea and enjoy it.
The breath taking Kilt Rock – a group of cliffs that got their name due to the fact that the pattern looks like the Scottish kilts. But hey, look at those cliffs! I notice that a lot of travel bloggers seem to adore the Irish Cliffs of Moher, but why aren’t anyone talking about the Kilt Rock? I mean, it’s just as beautiful! This is definitely one for the bucket list, guys.
Isle of Skye is one of the wildest and most beautiful places I’ve ever been. So bring a raincoat, wrap yourself in a fluffy scarf, and get going. This is a place you simply can’t miss.