321. Papa Westray, Orkney Islands, Scotland, United Kingdom

Why Papa Westray, Orkney Islands Scotland?

This is one of the smallest Orkney islands with a population of less than 100 or so. It’s a bit of a challenge to live on the island due to the tide. Plus getting to the island is also a unique experience. One has to fly the world’s shortest flight from Papa Westray to Westray; its only two minutes. The flight originates in Kirkwall. Here’s the video of the shortest commercial flight in the world.


Papa Westray is located in the Orkney Islands which is in Scotland. United Kingdom. It’s way up there.

How To Get Here

By Train


By Ferry

The Orkney Ferries will take you to the island as well as other islands. You will have to get to Kirkwall first though :-). You can find details at http://www.orkneyferries.co.uk/.

By Plane

Papa Westray has its own airport on the island. It’s accessible via flights from Kirkwall which is the gateway to the Orkney Islands.

The Papa Westray Airport (PPW) is served by Loganair (LM).


Papa Westray, Orkney Islands, Scotland, United Kingdom

Papa Westray, Orkney Islands, Scotland, United Kingdom

By Bus


By Car

As its group of islands, its quite the adventure to get here by car. It’s a combination of ferries. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.


Where To Stay

There are limited places to stay on the island. You can find a list of places at http://www.papawestray.co.uk/papay/pw_official4.html including the Papa Westray Hostel.

You may also stay in Kirkwall or the other neighboring islands.

==>> You can find a list of hotels on nearby islands from TripAdvisor here.

==>> Try Airbnb.


Where To Eat

You can find food at your accommodation.


What To Do

Enjoy the island with walks along the coast line. You can walk everywhere or rent a bike. The island is also great for bird watching. You can find a list of things to do at http://www.papawestray.co.uk/things-to-do.html.

  • Knap of Howar
  • St Boniface Kirk
  • St. Tredwell’s Chapel and loch
  • Holm of Papay
  • North Hill nature reserve

==>> Here is a list of things to do from Trip Advisor.

Additional Information

Language Spoken: English

Currency: GBP and Scottish Pound

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