Ferry from Scrabster (mainland Scotland) to Stromness (Orkney)
The ferry from Scrabster to Stromness connects the mainland of Scotland to Orkney. It is operated by Isle of North Link Ferries. The sailing happens on the vessel MV Hamnavoe, 6 times a day, with a crossing time of 90 minutes.
Scrabster to Stromness
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. It is the only ferry that sails past the iconic Old Man of Hoy. This famous seastack is usually the first landmark visitors can tick off their bucket list.
The first sailing of the day is from Stromness to Scrabster and the final sailing is from Scrabster to Stromness at 19:00. MV Hamnavoe docks in Stromness overnight and on the final night of your holiday, you can sleep on board the ship before taking the first morning sailing to Scrabster.
To reach Scrabster the A9 is the road to take. Take the A9 from Inverness and you’ll view stunning scenery from mountains in the Highlands, the flat, desolate terrain of the Flow Country and the beautiful coastal scenery of the North East. When you reach Thurso, follow the signposts through the town to the ferry at Scrabster.