The lively and exciting town of Stromness can be found in the island of Orkney.
It is best known today as being at the forefront of Orkney’s fascinating renewable energy industry which is as pioneering as it is necessary. If you arrive by ferry from Scrabster then look out for the sea wall which is still there to this day.
The town itself is charming, with narrow streets, winding passageways, tiny terraced houses, and the harbour and waterfront which is unparalleled. There are many independent shops and boutiques in Stromness selling locally produced goods, arts and crafts. There are also a number of galleries where local artists can showcase their work. Many of them will have started their artistic career at the Pier Arts Centre, a hub of the arts and culture.
Activities in Stromness include fishing, diving, sailing, and swimming. Water sports in general are extremely popular here. But for those who prefer dry land it is also an excellent place for hiking and cycling.
Stromness Museum is a great place to find out more about the history of the area and from here you can hire an audio tour that will take you through the town and give you an insight into how it once was.
Ferries to Stromness, Scotland
|Scrabster Stromness||3 daily||1½ hours||See prices °|
This information is for reference purposes only. Journey times are approximate. Frequency is based on typical schedules. Schedules are subject to availability and weather conditions. Information correct at the time of writing.
Taster Cruise Ship Itineraries
Sorry, no mini cruise routes can be found sailing to Stromness sailing on a cruise ship.
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Stromness Ferry Terminal, Ferry Road, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3BH, Scotland