From Scotland to Iceland via Orkney, Shetland and Faeroe Islands
The red dotted line shows the approximate route Chris is planning to take:
The Orkney Islands
Chris's journey will begin in John o'Groats, a small fishing village on the northern tip of Scotland. The nearest island of the Orkneys, South Ronaldsay, is not far away, but crossing Pentland Firth in a small rowboat will be a challenging task, because the tidal current at peak flood or ebb can be above 10 knots, which is more than twice the rowboats top speed.
Chis is planning to land first on South Ronaldsay, then on the mainland at Kirkwall. Later, he will visit several of the smaller islands, before continuing his journey to the Shetland Islands.
The Shetland Islands
The Faeroe Islands