Is the Scrabster to Stromness ferry still running?

Is the Scrabster to Stromness ferry still running?

The Scrabster Stromness ferry route connects Scotland with Orkney Islands. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Northlink Ferries. The crossing operates up to 21 times each week with sailing durations from around 1 hour 30 minutes.

How much does it cost to take your car to the Orkneys?

Departures are regular and you can take your car with you. The price of a return trip, for 2 adults and a standard car, is £148. The crossing from Scrabster to Stromness is run by Northlink and takes 90 minutes. There are 2 – 3 departures per day and you can also take your car on this ferry.

Are ferries sailing to Orkney?

There are three main ferry routes to and from Orkney. NorthLink Ferries sail between Aberdeen and Kirkwall, with an onward connection to Lerwick in Shetland too….Drive and sail to Orkney.

Route Journey Time (approx) Link
Aberdeen – Kirkwall 6 hours

Where can I catch a ferry to Orkney?

Pentland Ferries offers daily one-hour-long crossings beween Gills Bay on the north coast of Scotland (close to John O’Groats) and St Margaret’s Hope in South Ronaldsay. This is a gateway to Orkney’s linked south isles and the east mainland of Orkney, and is less than half an hour from our main town, Kirkwall.

How long is the ferry ride from Scrabster to Stromness?

90 minutes
Scrabster-Stromness is possibly the most dramatic sea voyage in Scotland. This is a ferry crossing of 90 minutes (or longer in bad weather – see below) from Scrabster, near Thurso, on the north coast, to Stromness in Orkney.

How much is ferry to Stromness?

NorthLink Ferries operates a ferry from Scrabster Ferry Terminal to Stromness Orkney Ferry Terminal 5 times a day. Tickets cost £13 – £19 and the journey takes 1h 30m.

How much is the ferry to Orkney with a car?

All fares quoted are for one way only….Tariff.

Car (not including driver) £40
Motorcycle – (not including driver) £18
Motorhome/Caravan (up to 5m) £40

How much is the ferry from Thurso to Orkney?

The fastest way to get from Thurso to Orkney Islands is to ferry which takes 3h 29m and costs £16 – £25.

How long does it take to sail from Aberdeen to Orkney?

around 6 hours
The Aberdeen Kirkwall ferry route connects Scotland with Orkney Islands. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Northlink Ferries. The crossing operates up to 4 times each week with sailing durations from around 6 hours.

Who operates ferries to Orkney?

NorthLink Ferries
NorthLink Ferries operates passenger and vehicle services between Stromness, Orkney and Scrabster, Mainland and between Kirkwall, Orkney and Lerwick, Shetland and Aberdeen on the Mainland.

Do I need a car on Orkney?

Most people arrive in Orkney with their own vehicle and it can be hugely beneficial when it comes to ticking off all the sites on your island itinerary. Most of our roads are relatively quiet, although things are slightly busier in places like Kirkwall.

Do you need a car on Orkney?

Is Orkney worth visiting?

The Orkney Islands are certainly worth visiting however if you only have 7 or 8 days to spend in Scotland it may be difficult to work them into your itinerary as you probably wish to see some other parts of the country.

Is the ferry to Orkney rough?

What is this? The Pentland Firth that lies between Orkney and mainland Scotland, has always had a reputation for rough waters. It’s where the Atlantic Ocean meets the North Sea. The two of them don’t always get on.

Are Orkneys walkable?

Much of Orkney is low lying, making it an ideal place to pull on a pair of walking boots and tackle a trail or two. Our richly varied landscape ensures that even the shortest of walks can take you through a variety of habitats, each with its own unique vistas and soundscapes.

Are there midges in Orkney?

Orkney tends to see midges in the countryside and not in the towns. We also had a problem with midges last year on Hoy and Rousay too. They are all Islands though.

What is the best month to visit Orkney?

The best time to visit Orkney is anytime you can get there, really – although in winter, it is not so inviting, to be sure. However, anytime between Easter and end of autumn is a good time on Orkney, with long days around the Summer Solstice too.

Are midges a problem in Orkney?

How long is the ferry crossing from Gills Bay to Orkney?

approximately one hour
The crossing takes approximately one hour during which you will sail through the Pentland Firth and into the Orkney Archipelago.

How long should I spend in Orkney?

Of course we’d always recommend staying at least a week or two to explore Orkney and to visit one of the out-lying isles and get a real flavour of the islands. Just 1 mile from Skara Brae, the Orkney Brewery is a great place for tours and to stop and have a bite to eat at lunchtime.

How big is Orkney in miles?

382.2 mi²Orkney / Area

When can you see the northern lights in Orkney?

Visitors of all ages can get active across Orkney all year round, whatever the weather.

Is Orkney always windy?

Strong winds are common, carrying with them salt from the sea, which in turn affects vegetation. In winter, gales are common with an average of 52 hours of gales recorded annually. In the dark half of the year, the average wind speed increases to around Force 6, often force 7 or 8.

How rough is the Pentland Firth?

The Pentland Firth is a dangerous area for all craft, tidal flows reach 12 knots between Duncansby Head and S Ronaldsay. W of Dunnet Hd and Hoy is less violent. There is little tide within Scapa Flow. Tidal streams reach 8-9kn at sp in the Outer Sound, and 9-12kn between Pentland Skerries and Duncansby Hd.