Getting to Orkney


Hey pilgrims . . . some of you are on your way here and need suggestions. Here are the best ways to get to us.

– Fly to Inverness, catch the bus or train to Thurso, and take the short ferry (90 minutes) which goes 3x a day straight to our little town of Stromness.

– Get to Aberdeen (easyjet?) and take the long ferry (6 hours) which goes 3-4 times a week. Check timestable at

Northlink Ferries If you really want an authentic pilgrimage to Orkney, i suggest sailing on one of the ferries across. If you have to fly, then come into KOI (Kirkwall, Orkney) on British Airways. But really . .. a significant part of your pilgrimage will be your journey itself so make the most of your travel time.


Andrew Jones has been blogging since 1997. He is based in San Francisco with his two daughters but also travels the globe to find compelling stories of early stage entrepreneurs changing their world. Sometimes he talks in the third person. Sometimes he even talks to himself and has been heard uttering the name "Precious" :-)


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