Few places in the world can provide the freedom of Orkney and such
wide open space in which to explore. In Orkney past and present live
side by side where many of the dwellings, lifestyles and customs of
its earliest inhabitants have been carefully conserved for all to
Sail the scenic route from Scrabster in Caithness to the picturesque
fishing port of Stromness passing the spectacular cliff scenery
of Hoy and the impressive 450 ft rockstack 'The Old Man of Hoy'
Stromness has been a safe, natural harbour from Viking days and
through the years has played host to the herring and whaling fleets,
and even the occasional pirate!
On the Scrabster-Stromness route, ships sails all year round,
making the short sea crossing to Orkney. With ample capacity for
passengers and cars, modern catering facilities, spacious and comfortable
lounges, children's play area and gift shops.
Or travel to Orkney from Aberdeen where
a warm welcome awaits and friendly staff have time to spoil you
even more on the way.
Take time to enjoy the wide open space of Orkney; re-live the history,
absorb the culture, marvel at the wildlife and at the end of the
day relax and unwind with the freshest of local produce, carefully
prepared, before seeking out some traditional music and a well deserved
Visit Skara Brae, a prehistoric village; wander among the standing
stones of the mysterious Ring of Brodgar; experience the cool darkness
of Maeshowe, one of Europe's finest chambered tombs, the serenity
of the more recent Italian Chapel, or simply enjoy the ever changing
land and seascapes that surround you.
Bustling bird cliffs, lush pastures, great lochs for the angler
- all contained within an atmosphere where peace and the past are
Enter Orcadian space this year, it's open all year round as are
its sea routes.
ORKNEY - the ultimate North Sea Odyssey.
At least 30 minutes prior to sailing
At least 45 minutes prior to sailing
Please ensure that you are in possession of a valid travel ticket
before proceeding towards the vessel - available from the Terminal
Please ensure that you exchange your travel ticket for a boarding
card prior to joining the vessel - available at the check-in kiosks/desks.
1 hour 45 minutes Stromness-Aberdeen
10 hours Stromness-Lerwick
Further information regarding the area you intend to visit, along
with an Accommodation Guide can be obtained by contacting the following
Area Tourist Boards;
Orkney Tourist Board,
10 Broad Street,
Orkney KW15 1NX.
Tel: (01856) 872856
Shetland Islands Tourism,
10 Market Cross,
Shetland ZE1 0LU.
Tel: (01595) 693434
Aberdeen Tourist Board,
St. Nicholas House,
Aberdeen AB10 1DE.
Tel: (01224) 632727
Caithness Tourist Organisation,
Caithness KW1 4EA.
Tel: (01955) 602596.