Hygge on Harris
Hygge on Harris
The Isle of Harris is a place for those who love winter. As soon as November hits Òran na Mara becomes a place full of warmth and cosiness. Hygge means being cosy and comfortable with friends and family during the cold winter months. It’s about enjoying the simple pleasures in life things like cosy fires, hot chocolate, mulled wine, yummy baked goods and that’s exactly the experience we are seeking to create for you…
We are excited to be the first and only place in the Outer Hebrides that provides a hygge experience for just four months of the year. In order to bring this tradition over here we will provide you with favourite things like winter food, hot chocolate, music from Spotify’s Chill list on our Sonos surround sound system, nights spent stargazing and days spent on wild windy walks. Experience hygge in Outer Hebrides only at Òran na Mara.
Stunning Starscapes & Wild Weather!
Why visit Òran na Mara in Hygge season?
The nightscapes in Harris at this time of year are like nothing you’ve ever seen before. The stars blaze bright, and there’s something about being in a place with no light pollution that makes your heart feel at peace
The wild weather
A beautiful location to visit in the wintertime because you’re guaranteed some wild weather like no where else in the UK. The unpredictable climate on this island make it an exciting place to come and explore during harsh winters.
The unique experience
It’s a magical place where you can experience all that is beautiful about our planet and its diverse natural wonders in their most pristine state.
Òran na Mara offers the most serene and charming winter retreat. Come experience a warm, cosy feeling by our fireside as you curl up with your favourite book or enjoy quality time with friends over dinner.
A photographers dream!
Amazing light and magical scenery...
Shrouded by fog and mist, its stark landscapes have been captured beautifully on film, with these windswept hills and vistas showcasing their natural beauty to a backdrop of sea-laced skies during sunrise or sunset; photographers are sure to find some wonderful opportunities for shots that will last them a lifetime!
The quality of light unique to the winter makes it perfect for keen photo enthusiasts who want shots with mood and depth. Take advantage of the incredible views offered up here: lonely beaches with dark mountains in the distance and clear atlantic waters.
Four winter months that are a gentle oasis of cosy goodness...
November is a perfect time to stay in the Isle of Harris because it’s when all the tourists are gone and you can enjoy some peace and tranquility…hygge style.
The end-of-year hustle and bustle can be overwhelming, see the new year in with beautiful scenery that will leave you feeling truly refreshed.
The Isle of Harris has a warm and welcoming climate all year round, but it’s especially lovely around this time – with spectacular light and a great time for stargazers.
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