Stromness Ferry

Stromness ferry port in Orkney Islands connects you with Scrabster in Scotland with a choice of up to 21 ferry crossings per week. The duration of the Stromness to Scrabster crossing is from 1 hour 30 minutes and the crossing is operated by Northlink Ferries.


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Stromness Ferry Services

  • Northlink Ferries
    • 3 Sailings Daily 1 hr 30 min
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Stromness Guide

Stromness is a town resting on the southwest coast of the island of Orkney, which rests to the north of the Scottish north coast. The port is oftentimes used as the gateway to the mainland of Scotland, with crossings to Scrabster on the north coast.

What is there to do in Stromness?

Stromness is defined by its coastal location; the busy harbourside lays home to many visitors and locals, enjoying an ice cream or cup of coffee whilst gazing out across the endlessly blue horizon. Only one street winds and bends throughout the collection of cafes and shops, changing its name as it passes another crevasse in the town centre. A community feel embodies the entire town, welcoming tourists into its quaint streets and keeping them there with the abundance of features.

Residing on the shoreline of a small island can suggest a sleepy atmosphere of a town that remains mostly dormant, but Stromness is a buzzing hub of activity, hosting students, festival-goers and workers who enjoy the array of attractions. For a touch of culture, St Pier Arts Centre showcases the work of local artists and sculptors, whilst the museum offers an insight into the history of the island of Orkney.

How do you get around Stromness?

Most choose to travel by foot, considering the compact nature of the town.

How To Get To Stromness Ferry Port

  • Stromness Ferry Port by Car

    Stromness Ferry Terminal can be found at Orkney's main gateway - the busy port of Stromness, 16 miles from Kirkwall, 9 miles from Finstown and 19 miles from Kirkwall Airport.

  • Stromness Ferry Port by Bus

    In Stromness buses stop opposite the ferry terminal. Orkney Islands Council maintain an up-to-date bus timetable.
    NorthLink operate a bus service to connect with evening ferries to/from Hatston.

  • Stromness Accommodation

    If you’re looking to spend a night at or near Stromness Ferry port before or after your trip or if you are looking for accommodation for your entire stay, please visit our Stromness Accommodation page for the best accommodation prices and one of the largest selections available online!