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.