St. Kilda is one of those special locations in the world where you feel
a connection to the planet. Home to over a million sea birds during the
summer, and the UK’s remotest village, this world-class location will
have a huge impression on you. It’s the ultimate location for dramatic
landscapes, seascapes, and bird photography (puffins, great skuas,
fulmar, St. Kilda wren, and many more).
We are the only company with permission to take groups of photographers
onto the island and stay overnight. We sleep in the original village
houses which give an extra sense of what life would have been like for
the St. Kildans before they abandoned their islands for an easier life
on the mainland in 1930.
We take our own chef with us who keeps everyone well fed and watered.
Meal times are arranged around our photography so that no one misses the
We run our trips in July when the days are long, but we factor in plenty
of rest time when the day-tourists are walking about the village. When
they leave at 4pm we have the place to ourselves, and this is when we
usually venture out for our evening photo session. Sunset isn’t until
11pm, and sunrise is just after 4am, so don’t expect to get too much
sleep on this trip.
Included in our trip is a special boat tour of the archipelago, giving
everyone the opportunity to photograph the most dramatic sections of
coast from the sea, as well as getting the iconic shots of thousands of
gannets flying overhead.
We have two professional photography guides to ensure everyone gets
one-to-one tuition time if required.
This trip is not suitable for anyone with a fear of heights or severe
problems with travel sickness, but it’s ideal for anyone who wants to
join an adventure to photograph one of the most dramatic landscapes in