Earl Thorfinn

It’s time for a trip to the Mainland. No, not the mainland of Scotland, the Mainland of Orkney. Mainland is an hour and a half away by ferry and this morning, braving the seas, it’s the Earl Thorfinn. There are three Earl Thorfinns. There’s Thorfinn Turf-Einarsson, Earl of Orkney, better known as Thorfinn Skullsplitter who was the son of Einar. There’s Thorfinn Sigurdsson, another Earl of Orkney known as Thorfinn the Mighty and then there’s MV Earl Thorfinn, a ferry in the Orkney Ferries fleet.

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