Transport & Travel

Travelling Out of Town

There are a great many sights to visit outwith the towns and bus services regularly pass some of the main sites. Taxis will be happy to take you to any of the destinations you desire and some would even be reachable by cycle hire.

For buses from Stromness towards Finstown, Kirkwall and St Margaret's Hope please visit Bus Services (

The chart below gives distances from Stromness to help you plan your own visit to some of the bigger attractions in Orkney.

DestinationFrom Stromness
Standing Stones of Stenness4.8m7.7km
Ring of Brodgar5.8m9.3km
Skara Brae & Skaill House7.4m12km
Brough of Birsay14.1m22.7km
Kirbuster Farm Museum11.5m18.5km
Broch of Gurness17.1m27.5km
Churchill Barriers22m35.4km
Italian Chapel22.5m36.2km
Orkney Fossil Centre25m40.2km
St Margaret’s Hope29m46.7km