We went to Stromness twice. This photo of Hoy Hills are taken in Warebeth, a popular coastal path on the mainland. Stromness is a silent place. On our last visit we walked the empty streets in the evening after coming back from Hoy. The air was warm even if rainy clouds hung above us. We had a great stay.
Stromness is a beautiful city and less busy than Kirkwall. Much of its activities are located down the Harbour. I highly recommend a visit to the Travel Centre where you can be served with information about boats, ships and other activity in the area. It also has a nice shop. We boarded the Graemsay ferry to North Hoy from here.