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Orkney islands

Island dreaming

Explore the wonderful Orkney Island

Take a ferry trip to the beautiful Orkney Islands

A visit to the Orkneys, 16km from the northernmost reaches of the Scottish mainland, is incredibly popular with our guests here at Forss House. 

The islands offer the epic natural beauty and the kind of experiences that capture hearts and minds. Whatever your interests – culture, adventure, exploring, food, wildlife or history – Orkney will satisfy your cravings for the unusual, the undiscovered and the once-in-a-lifetime.

There are two main ferry operators:

NorthLink Ferries – 90-minute crossing

NorthLink Ferries sail between Scrabster (near Thurso) and Stromness. The ferry trminal is about a 10-minute drive from Forss House Hotel.


Pentland Ferries – 60-minute crossing 

Pentland Ferries sail between Gill's Bay (near John o'Groats) and St Margaret's Hope in South Ronaldsay - 60 minute crossing. The ferry terminal is about a 30-minute drive from Forss House Hotel.


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