Orkney Travel Guide
August 7, 2017 –––––– Whisky Advocate
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Getting to Orkney
BY AIR Flights to Kirkwall depart from Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Inverness, and Sumburgh (Shetland) airports daily and are typically under one hour. Flights are operated by Loganair and booking is available at flybe.com.
BY SEA There are four ferry routes to choose from, with frequency depending on the season. The sail from Aberdeen to Kirkwall takes a leisurely six hours, while the seasonal passenger ferry from John O'Groats to Burwick, operating May to September, takes just 40 minutes. Other services include Scrabster to Stromness and Gills Bay to St Margaret's Hope. Details at orkneyferries.co.uk.