How long does the ferry take to Orkney?
The MV Hamnavoe travels from Scrabster at the very north of Mainland Scotland to Stromness in the Orkney islands. This ferry sails up to 6 times a day with the journey only taking 90 minutes and is the only ferry that sails past the iconic Old Man of Hoy.
Can you take your car to Shetland?
You can take your own car, motorhome or bike and there are pet-friendly cabins and kennels for your four-legged friends. For those with accessibility requirements, there are cabins, lifts, toilets, and wheelchair access in public areas.
How long is the ferry from Wick to Orkney?
The best way to get from Wick to Orkney Islands without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 4h 1m and costs £19 – £30. How long does it take to get from Wick to Orkney Islands? It takes approximately 4h 1m to get from Wick to Orkney Islands, including transfers.
Can you get a ferry from Orkney to Shetland?
The Kirkwall Lerwick ferry route connects Orkney Islands with Shetland 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 7 hours 45 minutes.
Can you take your car to Orkney?
You can also take your car on the ferry, which is convenient for travelling around in Orkney. Incidentally, if you wish to visit Shetland too this is the only way to get a ferry from the mainland to there. Once it drops off in Kirkwall it carries on up to Sumburgh, arriving at 0730.
How many days do you need in Orkney Islands?
To do Orkney any kind of justice I would suggest at least three days. I like the Pentland crossing and catching to 0930 ferry over and the last ferry back.
Is Orkney bigger than Shetland?
It is notoriously fiddly to measure such things, but Shetland appears to be just under half as big again as Orkney in land-mass terms, 565 square miles plays 380 square miles.
Is there a ferry from Scotland to Orkney?
These ships call in at Orkney frequently, arriving in the late evening before sailing on to Aberdeen or Lerwick. NorthLink Ferries also sail from Scrabster on the north coast of Scotland to Stromness in Orkney. This is the only ferry crossing to take you past the breathtaking Old Man of Hoy.
Where do NorthLink Ferries sail to in Scotland?
NorthLink Ferries also sail from Scrabster on the north coast of Scotland to Stromness in Orkney. This is only ferry crossing to take you past the breathtaking Old Man of Hoy. Video by Stephen Mercer Productions.
Do you need an Islander ID to take the ferry to Orkney?
2021 Isla nder Prices are also available for residents of Orkney and Shetland using a valid Islander ID. If you do not have an Islander ID, please visit our Islander Registration page to register as an Orkney and Shetland resident .
Are there discounts for senior citizens on NorthLink Ferries?
To see our attractive rates for freight, livestock and commercial vehicles aboard the NorthLink Ferries Freight vessels, please visit our Freight Rates page. Concessions – 10% discount on passenger and vehicle fares for senior citizens (aged 60 years +), those in full-time education and disabled passengers.