Travel Info

If you are planning a visit to Kirkwall to experience our Winter Wonderland Weekend and treat you and your loved ones, we've got all the information you need here to make your trip a success!

Northlink Ferries

Northlink Ferries are there to take you from Caithness, Shetland or beyond, to Orkney with their regular sailings. Sailings are mostly met by Stagecoach buses, and local taxi firms are also available.

Timetables for the ferry to Orkney and Shetland | NorthLink (

Booking Information | NorthLink Ferries


There are several fantastic accommodation providers in the Kirkwall Business Improvement District area, including hotels and self catering options.

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Kirkwall has a fabulous range of eateries, sit-in or takeaway, there is sure to be something for everyone.

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St ola Hotel (offering discounted rates to islanders and their families.)
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West End Hotel (offering discounted rates to islanders and their families.)
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