There are no taxis waiting as such at the airport, but you can telephone or pre-organise by contacting any of these Taxis that transport guests to and from the airport regularly:
· Stromness Taxis – 01856 850750
· Orkney Taxis - 01856 875511
· Craigie's Taxis - 01856 878787
· Finstown Taxis - 07934 839058
· George's Taxis - 07541 034830
· Kirkwall Taxis - 018Bus Service
A bus service operated by Orkney Coaches meets the early morning and late evening flights, with a shuttle service throughout the rest of the day. Service times are available from Orkney Coaches on 01856 870 555 or from the airport Information Desk by calling 01856 886 210.
Car hire is a good option to look at. Prices are reasonable and it is fun to have one's own independent transport in Orkney – you will definitely end up doing more if you have your own transport and I think enjoy your holiday more. The nice thing about driving in Orkney is that it is not at all intimidating, since there are lovely quiet roads, everything is easy to find, no traffic, slow driving and you never feel stressed about driving around, since getting lost is a pleasure since everywhere you are surrounded by sea and green pastures! Even if you try you can't get too lost! You could contact the details below just to get a quote. The nice thing is that you can pick the car up at the airport and return it there, so that covers both sides too so you can maximise your last day too.
Norman W Brass
Self Drive Car Hire
Blue Star Garage, North End Road,
Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3AG
Tel: 01856 850850 / Fax: 01856 850985
J D Peace Cars
Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1GR
Tel: 01856 879600 / Fax: 01856 875300
John G Shearer & Sons
Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1QY
Tel: 01856 872950
A1 Car Hire/Colin Gregg Cars
Hatston Industrial Estate, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1RE
Telephone: 01856 870900
Mobile: 07856 870900
Grainshore Road, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1FL
Telephone: 01856 877551 / Fax 01856 871738
GREAT EATING OUT OPTIONS (all in walking distance from the cottages)
Argo’s Bakery: Which has general groceries as well as Orkney Fudge and Confectionary. Victoria Street, Stromness. Tel 01856 850245. Email: email@example.com
Julia’s Café & Bistro: Ferry Road (diagonally opposite the Stromness Ferry Terminal ). Seating both inside and outside too on benches in summer. Great cappuccinos! Tel: 01856 850904
The Café: 22 Victoria Street, Stromness. Tel: 01856 850551.
The Ferry Inn: Stromness Harbour. Tel: 01856 850280. Great selection of Ales!
The Royal Hotel: has 3 pubs, 1 of them is most comfortable to enjoy a hearty meal in. There is also a more formal restaurant (The Haven Restaurant) too. Great ales! 55 Victoria Street, Stromness, Tel 01856 850342
The Stromness Hotel: has good Orkney produce in their Scapa Flow Restaurant. They also have award winning Orkney Ales & over 100 malt whiskies, including special bottling from the Highland Park Distillery & Scapa Distillery (both Distilleries are based in Orkney). Stromness Harbour, Tel 01856 850298.
The Hamnavoe Restaurant: 35 Graham Place, Stromness, Everyone raves about this local produce and seafood restaurant with old-fashioned value and charm. Tel 01856 850606 .
Chinese Take Away: Victoria Street, Stromness. Really tasty, nice selection of very well priced meals. Open when other places are not. 075 846 78038
On a Friday evening, The Chippie is open on the Stromness Pier – it is a caravan just outside the Stromness Hotel next to the Pier. Worth waiting in the line for!
FRESH PRODUCE TO COOK UP AN ORKNEY STORM
The Bayleaf Delicatessen Restaurant:19 Graham Place, Victoria Street, Stromness. A little gem with lovely cheeses, smoked fish, great coffee to take away etc. Have to go there!
Buy seafood caught by Orkney Fishermen at Orkney Fresh Fish and Shellfish, Garson Park Stromness, T:01856 850870 / E:firstname.lastname@example.org. You have to enjoy Orkney seafood while staying here!
Orkney Beef, Lamb and Pork and 11 other meats including game birds, venison and poultry at: Flett Family Butcher, Fruiterer and Greengrocer. 63 John Street, Stromness, Tel 01856 850309
The Co-Op: A general grocery store at 27 North End Rd, Stromness (diagonally opposite the Stromness Ferry Terminal/Harbour). You can get most of your supplies here & it is conveniently open 7 days a week 7am - 11pm. For specialised goods, there is a large Tescos in Kirkwall (18 Pickaquoy Rd, Kirkwall) that Is open 7 days a week 6am – midnight & on Sundays 8am to 10pm. Tel 0345 026 9658.