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Scotland Tours in February

Discover the joys of visiting Scotland in February, from the country's wintry beauty to off-peak flights. Add a Scottish tour itinerary crafted by local travel experts and you are all set for an unforgettable experience.

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VISITING SCOTLAND IN FEBRUARY

Scotland breaks in February are a wonderful way to experience the wintry beauty of the Scottish Highlands and the warm hospitality of the locals during the calm of the low travel season. Come for a visit to the beautiful castles, the old cobbled streets, and other picture-perfect sights on one the Scotland tours in February crafted by the local travel experts at Nordic Visitor.

Ready to start planning your February trip to Scotland? Keep browsing below for tour ideas and travel tips for visiting Scotland in February.

 

— WHY US?

Why book with Nordic Visitor

  • Hassle-free & seamless travel experience
  • Flexible & customisable tour options
  • Value for your money
  • Professional service from local experts

 

Experience Scotland on a road trip

Explore the Highlands on a self-drive tour. You do the driving, we handle your accommodation booking, route planning and any customisations you desire. Enjoy a personalised itinerary, hand-marked map, free GPS, attractions guide and more.

Scotland
Best seller
Self-drive
10 days / 9 nights
Apr - Oct

Classic Scotland

1293GBP

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Best seller
10 days / 9 nights
Apr - Oct

Classic Scotland

1293GBP

Eur

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Scotland
Best seller
Self-drive
8 days / 7 nights
Apr - Oct

Scottish Highlands & Isle of Skye

1079GBP

Eur

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Best seller
8 days / 7 nights
Apr - Oct

Scottish Highlands & Isle of Skye

1079GBP

Eur

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Scotland
Best seller
Self-drive
17 days / 16 nights
Apr - Oct

Grand Tour of Scotland

2410GBP

Eur

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Best seller
17 days / 16 nights
Apr - Oct

Grand Tour of Scotland

2410GBP

Eur

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Scotland
Self-drive
14 days / 13 nights
Apr - Oct

Complete Scotland

1961GBP

Eur

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14 days / 13 nights
Apr - Oct

Complete Scotland

1961GBP

Eur

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Travel on a private tour in Scotland

Enjoy more Scottish cultural insights on a privately guided tour with a local driving you around in style. Tours are fully customisable and ideal for those interested in Scotch whisky, Scottish cuisine, Outlander film locations and more.

Scotland
Privately Guided
8 days / 7 nights
Apr - Oct

Scottish Highlands & Isle of Skye - Private

3678GBP

Eur

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8 days / 7 nights
Apr - Oct

Scottish Highlands & Isle of Skye - Private

3678GBP

Eur

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Scotland
Privately Guided
5 days / 4 nights
Mar - Oct

Speyside Whisky Journey

1878GBP

Eur

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5 days / 4 nights
Mar - Oct

Speyside Whisky Journey

1878GBP

Eur

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Scotland
Privately Guided
6 days / 5 nights
Mar - Oct

Islay Whisky Journey

2523GBP

Eur

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6 days / 5 nights
Mar - Oct

Islay Whisky Journey

2523GBP

Eur

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Scotland
Privately Guided
7 days / 6 nights
Mar - Oct

Scottish Whisky Journey

From Heather to Peat

3085GBP

Eur

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7 days / 6 nights
Mar - Oct

Scottish Whisky Journey

3085GBP

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Experience Scotland your way

We have tours for all varieties of travel styles and interests. See our options for exploring Scotland below.

CUSTOMISED TOURS OF SCOTLAND IN FEBRUARY

Nordic Visitor specialises in custom-made travel experiences in Scotland, so it’s possible to book a privately-guided or self-drive tour in February to see Scotland at your own pace. With a custom private tour in Scotland, you will get the peace of mind of a local expert guide and driver, who will take you around the country in a comfortable 4x4 vehicle and tell you all about Scottish history as well as share funny anecdotes and stories.

If you prefer to do the driving in Scotland in February, we make it easy for you as all Nordic Visitor self-drive tours include vehicle rentals with free GPS and two authorised drivers, so you can share the driving responsibilities with a travel mate.

WEATHER & WHAT TO PACK FOR SCOTLAND IN FEBRUARY

The weather in Scotland in February is known to change quickly, from rainy to sunny, so you should be ready for anything when travelling to Scotland in February. Does it snow in Scotland in February? There could be a bit of snowfall, especially in mountainous areas, but with Scotland temperatures in February averaging around 4°C (39°F) rain is more likely. Can you see northern lights in Scotland in February? While possible, it is not nearly as common as in other destinations like Iceland or northern Scandinavia.

To be ready for a range of winter weather conditions, it's important to consider what to pack for Scotland in February. We recommend bringing plenty of warm layers, including sweaters or fleeces and a waterproof jacket. If you want to do a bit of hiking in Scotland in February then you'll also need good walking shoes or boots -- ideally water resistant -- as well as a cap, scarf and gloves.

In terms of sunrise and sunset in Scotland to February, the daylight hours are between 8 AM and 5:30 PM at this time of year. This means you should make the most of your sightseeing during the day and then experience the warm Scottish hospitality at night with some Scottish food and a glass of whisky.

WHERE TO GO & WHAT TO DO IN SCOTLAND IN FEBRUARY

There are many places to visit in Scotland in February, including several of the top attractions in the Scottish countryside! While some historic attractions may be out of bounds this time of year, the ones that are open will give you a much more private and quiet experience as the crowds are smaller at this time of year. Where to visit in Scotland in February all comes down to the duration of your visit and how many sites you feel like fitting into every day.

Edinburgh and Glasgow are both perfect for city breaks during February, but this doesn’t mean you can’t extend your stay and enjoy an adventure into the majestic Highlands to see the famously rugged landscapes. Visit the city of St Andrews, with its dramatic cliffs and home to the oldest university in Scotland. Head north and visit castles on the Aberdeenshire Castle Trail, or experience some winter activities in the Cairngorms National Park. As it doesn’t get cold enough to freeze the lakes over, why not experience the mysterious Loch Ness or Loch Lomond with a boat cruise? If you head further west, you’ll even be able to visit the iconic Isle of Skye.

As for events in Scotland in February, the city of Glasgow hosts the popular Celtic Connections winter music festival that starts in January and runs through early February.

THINGS TO DO IN EDINBURGH IN FEBRUARY

Visiting Edinburgh in February can be a much quieter affair than in the summer, with fewer visitors at larger sites like Edinburgh Castle.  It’s a nice time of the year to stroll the cobbled streets of The Royal Mile in Edinburgh’s Old Town, take an educational barrel ride at the Scotch Whisky Experience and enjoy some live music in one of the city’s friendly pubs. If you’re in town for just a long weekend it’s also possible to joined escorted day tours into the countryside, for example day trips to malt whisky distilleries.

 

— Things To Do in Scotland

Top Scottish experiences

  • Tour one of Scotland‘s local distilleries and see how whisky, the “water of life”, is produced
  • Sample traditional Scottish cuisine such as haggis, porridge, kippers and black pudding
  • Stroll the Royal Mile in Edinburgh's Old Town, between Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace
  • Look for Nessie, the elusive monster said to inhabit Loch Ness, Scotland's most famous lake
  • Visit Clava Cairns to see prehistoric standing stones similar to those in the Outlander TV series

 

Flights to Scotland

The two biggest international airports in Scotland are in Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city, and in Edinburgh, the capital city and usual starting point for Nordic Visitor tours. Flight times to Scotland are, for example, 6.5 hours from New York City and 1.5 hours from London. Major international airlines with flights to Scotland include (but are not limited to) British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, United Airlines, American Airlines, Delta and KLM.

Scotland and the rest of the UK is on GMT time. If your journey to Scotland involves one or more connecting flights, or if you're crossing several time zones to get here, your dedicated Nordic Visitor travel consultant can add extra nights in Edinburgh to your package so you can rest up after arrival.

Please note that flights to Scotland are not included in Nordic Visitor packages.

Our Services

Whether you travel independently or with a guide in your Nordic Visitor package, you will receive personalised service from a designated travel consultant and high-quality travel documents. What's more, all self-drive clients receive a hand-marked map that outlines the driving route, overnights and highlights along the way. Travel with ease knowing that Nordic Visitor has close professional relationships with local service providers, which are carefully selected by our staff for their consistently high standards.

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  • 97% of customers say they’d recommend us to friends.
  • Unexpected change of plans? You won’t lose your deposit.
  • We work closely with trusted, high-quality suppliers.
  • Enjoy personal service from Scotland travel experts.
  • Get peace of mind with a 24/7 helpline during your stay.
  • We’re here for you in case of unforeseen circumstances.

Contact us

Whatever your travel needs, we are here to help. If you have any questions about our Scotland travel packages or services, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Our local phone is  is
+44(0)131-344-4630
Lines are open Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM (GMT)

Or, you can reach us by e-mail.

What do our customers say?

The reviews speak for themselves. See what Nordic Visitor travellers said about their experience with us.

Mary, United States

The Outlander Trail, September 2018

I cannot say enough good things about Nordic Visitor

I cannot say enough good things about Nordic Visitor. Information given was thorough, accommodations were very comfortable (very friendly hosts) and tourist sights suggestions were incredibly helpful. Agne did a wonderful job! I highly would recommend her to anyone. If anyone has any doubts about booking with Nordic Visitor I would simply suggest reading the reviews...You'll find that the positive reviews are accurate!

 

Lisa, United States

Scottish Highlands & the Isles, August 2018

Had the best time and experience

We had the best time and experience, the self-drive tour was easy to follow and gave us enough structure to see a lot in a small amount of time but still gave us the freedom to explore at our own pace. The restaurant recommendations were really helpful and the places we stayed were so memorable and inviting. It was also great that we had the flexibility to add another day to Edinburgh at the beginning of the trip to explore. I'll highly recommend the tour agency.

 

Chris, Australia

North Coast 500 & Orkney, June 2018

Journey was terrific and easy to follow

Agne was extremely helpful and informative when organising the holiday. All travel documents were emailed to us before we left Australia and hard copies were also waiting for us at our first accommodation in Edinburgh. The fold-out map that had been highlighted with route of the journey was terrific and easy to follow.

Sharon, United States

Highlights of Scotland, August 2018

Thank you again for great memories

We just returned last night from our trip to Scotland and I wanted to let you know what a great trip we had with Nordic Visitor. You were wonderful setting up our requests and I cannot thank you enough for switching our tour dates when we were unable to go as originally planned in May. The hotels and food were brilliant. Brian was magnificent. We could not ask for more of a guide. Even the special trip to see Highland coos. This was our second Nordic Visitor trip and we are now looking into our 3rd for next year. Thank you again for great memories. I am glad we were able to meet you on our first night.

Alan, Canada

Classic Scotland, June 2018

More customizable & more fun adventure

We are thankful we went with Nordic Visitor for our tour of Scotland. We were at each location one hour before all of the tour buses because we had our own car and could get around quicker. More customizable and a more fun adventure.

Gretchen, United States

Express Scotland, June 2018

Will for sure continue to use Nordic Visitor

This is our second time using Nordic Visitor and both times have been absolutely wonderful! The stress of having to book accommodations and arrange car rental and travel from the airport is completely eliminated by utilizing this travel resource. We will for sure continue to use Nordic Visitor and have shared your information and website with many friends and even strangers.

Robert, South Africa

Grand Tour of Scotland, June 2018

Whole experience was a pleasure

I was very impressed with the ease of use and professionalism of Nordic Visitor right from the initial website browsing through online booking, tour confirmation, payment and final documentation. Service from our Travel Consultant (Sarah) was top class and personalized. The guidance given on sites of interest was well researched and fully comprehensive. The whole experience was a pleasure. Well done.

Lois, United States

Complete Scotland, April 2018

"Above and beyond" service

"Very Good" comes short of describing my trip! This was probably my top, most favorite trip every and I travel a lot. The B&Bs and hotels were excellent and I chose the standard. My itinerary was well planned making it so easy to just enjoy everything. The detailed guide book also was a great help in offering suggestions of thing not to miss. My deepest appreciation to Annie not only for planning this outstanding trip, but also her "above and beyond" service dealing with my luggage which the airline had lost.

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