Stornoway travel guide

Stornoway Tourism | Stornoway Guide

You're Going to Love Stornoway

With a population of 5,423, Stornoway is a must-see destination in Scotland, United Kingdom.

When to visit Stornoway

Stornoway in March
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Stornoway in March
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Stornoway in August, when the average temperature is 14 °C, and the highest can go up to 16 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 2 °C, with an average temperature of 5 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in January, when precipitation is around 120 mm. In contrast, May is usually the driest month of the year in Stornoway, with an average rainfall of 50 mm.

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How to Get to Stornoway


When flying to Stornoway, you’ll arrive at Stornoway Airport (SYY), which is located 3 km from the city centre.


Another option to get to Stornoway is to pick up a car hire from Edinburgh, which is about 316 km from Stornoway. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and Alamo, among others, in Edinburgh.

Airports near Stornoway

Airlines serving Stornoway

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British Airways
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Air France
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Qatar Airways
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American Airlines
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Virgin Atlantic
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Kenya Airways
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Where to stay in Stornoway

Average rates range from around $248 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $470 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Stornoway

Hiring a car in Stornoway

Expect to pay $2.94 per litre in Stornoway (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $35.26 and $47.02.