Arrival in Stromness

Stromness, in Orkney’s West Mainland, is the second largest town in the islands. All cruise ships arrive at Stromness Pier, right in the heart of this picturesque and historic community.

If you have a pre-booked tour arranged via your ship, you will be escorted to your coach at the appointed time. Tour coaches will be parked at the terminal building on the pier, a short distance from the passenger gangways.

If you have arranged a private tour, your tour operator will park their vehicle close to the passenger gangways. They will normally identify themselves with their own signage.

If you prefer to go and explore Stromness independently, you’ll find all the town’s attractions within easy walking distance of the pier.

Tourism Information upon Arrival.

The port operates a Meet and Greet service to provide arriving passengers with general information about Orkney. You will receive a Welcome to Orkney street map and guide, published in six languages – English, French, German, Italian, Dutch and Spanish.

The Meet and Greet service can assist with any queries that you may have and can guide you to locations for services such as currency exchange and rest rooms. The service can also give you directions to shops and points of interest.

Internet access

There is free wifi at the Library and Archive, Julia's Cafe, The Ferry Inn, Stromness Hotel and the Royal Hotel.