“The sun’s a cornstalk… …something about the quality of light”

George Mackay Brown

Depending on your preference, or travel requirements, there are a number of different options in getting to Orkney.

If you prefer to travel by ferry, there are three locations from which you can travel to Orkney. These are Aberdeen, Scrabster or, the farthest north, Gills Bay in Caithness.

The routes are more detailed below:

Departure Arrival Operator
Aberdeen Kirkwall Northlink Ferries
Scrabster Stromness Northlink Ferries
Gills Bay St Margaret’s Hope Pentland Ferries

Should you wish to fly, Kirkwall airport provides easy access to the Orkney Islands from Scotland’s major cities, Shetland and Norway.

NorthLink Ferries Ltd
Ayre Road, Kirkwall
Tel: 0845 600 0449

Pentland Ferries
St Margaret’s Hope
Tel: 01856 831 226

Kirkwall Airport
Tel: 01856 872420