Rugged scenery, ancient history, friendly locals and a temperamental climate make Orkney an interesting destination for a cultural holiday. Relax on the beautiful beaches of Sanday, visit the numerous archaeological sites on Rousay (the Egypt of the North), go puffin spotting on Westray, or relax with a dram of whisky in one of the many bars in Kirkwall. Whatever you’re planning to do in Orkney, with Skyscanner you can find the right flights to make it happen.
Airports in Orkney
Kirkwall Airport (KOI) is the main airport serving Orkney. Smaller airports are dotted throughout the islands, and can be reached through scheduled flights from Kirkwall. The smaller airports are Eday Airport (EOI), North Ronaldsay Airport (NRL), Papa Westray Airport (PPW), Westray Airport (WRY), Sanday Airport (NDY) and Stronsay Airport (SOY).
Airlines that fly to Orkney
Flybe (operated by Loganair) flies to Kirkwall Airport. Currently this is the only airport served by flights from the mainland UK, and serves as the gateway to the Orkney Islands. Loganair operates onward flights from Kirkwall, and also operates the short flights which hop between the islands. One of these, the journey between Westray and Papa Westray, only takes two minutes and is the shortest scheduled flight in the world.
Getting to your destination
Car hire is available at Kirkwall Airport from W R Tullock. There are a number of private hire taxi firms available to bring you on to your final destination, although pre-booking is advised. Stagecoach offers a bus service across Mainland, the island where Kirkwall is situated. Flights from Kirkwall to Orkney’s other airports can be booked in advance. It’s a good idea to have onward transport pre-booked before arriving on the less populated islands.
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Airports near Orkney Kirkwall
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