Links and Travel Partners

Getting to Orkney


The quickest way to get to Orkney is to fly to Kirkwall with Loganair. You can fly from many airports around the UK. Flights from Scottish airports – Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Inverness are daily.

Northlink Ferries

For a more luxurious ferry journey to Orkney travel from Scrabster to Stomness on the Northlink ferry. Journey takes approx. 1hr 30 mins and runs daily sailings. Visit for more information.

Pentland Ferries

This is a very popular short sea crossing from Gills Bay to St Margaret’s Hope, running daily sailings. Visit for more information.

Accommodation en route to Orkney

Pennyland House: Bed & Breakfast – Thurso

Pennyland House is a three storey building dating back over two hundred years. Built in 1780 it is historically noted for being the birthplace of Sir William Alexander Smith, the founder of the Boys Brigade.

The house is located on the edge of Thurso in a quiet, but convenient location and boasts wonderful views of the Orkney Islands, Scrabster and Thurso Bay.

Pennyland House, close to the Northlink ferry terminal, is ideally located as a stop-over on your way to Orkney.

Accommodation in Orkney

Outbrecks: Self Catering Accommodation.

If your looking for somewhere to stay whilst visiting Orkney than have a look at the Outbrecks Self Catering Accommodation website where you will find details about their 4 Star Visit Scotland rated accommodation in Stenness, Orkney. Adrian and Lesley Francis provide excellent customer service and dogs are welcome!

Straigona Bed and Breakfast

Straigona is a purpose built Bed and Breakfast (B&B) located in Tankerness with stunning views over fields to Inganess Bay and the island of Shapinsay. It enjoys the best of both worlds, being semi-rural but only minutes away from the airport and Kirkwall. Julie and Mike provide clients with an excellent service.

Karrawa Guest House

Karrawa Guest House is a family run establishment and excellent guest house. Albert & Aileen invite you to share and enjoy their hospitality.  They provide a high standard of accommodation for visitors and travellers alike. Great location and easily accessible. Please see their website for further details:


Benmora bed and breakfast is situated in a quiet area of Kirkwall, yet is only 5 minutes walk from the town centre and overlooks the marina and harbour.

Ferry Inn and Harbourside House, in Stromness, Orkney.

Situated on the harbour front in Orkney’s gateway port, the Ferry Inn provides an ideal base for business or leisure stays, great all day food and a cracking community bar.


Kirkareth is a spacious Norwegian Style family house located in a stunning elevated position with panoramic views across the shores of Scapa Flow, located on the island of South Ronaldsay, connected to mainland Orkney by the famous Churchill Barriers.

The Lookout is a  newly renovated cottage in a stunning elevated position with beautiful panoramic views across the shores of Scapa Flow. It is situated on the outskirts of St. Margaret’s Hope in a quiet, peaceful location.

Aultnagar Bed & Breakfast

A warm Orcadian welcome awaits you at Aultnagar bed & breakfast.

Orkney Marina’s and Boat Trips

Orkney Marinas

Sailing to and around the Orkney islands is an excellent way to explore all that Orkney has to offer! Orkney Marinas have modern, sheltered facilities and you can expect friendly help and service from staff, volunteers and local sailors. Orkney Marinas is run as a professional, not-for-profit organisation for its visitors.

Naval/Military Links

Aviation Research Group Orkney & Shetland

The aim of A.R.G.O.S is to document all aspects of aviation history on and around the Orkney and Shetland Isles. Visit their website for more information.

Orkney Defence Interest Network

The website of the Orkney Defence Interest Network represents a group set up to highlight the importance of Orkney wartime heritage.