The ferry from Mallaig to Armadale is the most scenic way to get to Skye, and the night before you can borrow a bed at Sheenas Backpackers Lodge
With the dramatic improvements seen in recent years to the roads from Fort William to Mallaig on the mainland side, and from Armadale to Broadford on Skye, the time difference between this route and the long drive around via Glen Shiel and Kyle of Lochalsh may not always work out the way you might expect.
And when you take into account the extra effort of driving miles around to the Skye Bridge it is no surprise to find that even though the tolls have been removed from the Skye Bridge, the Mallaig to Armadale Ferry is more popular than ever before.
Apart from everything else, if you travel this way you are travelling “over the sea to Skye”, and that the place you are going to remains beyond any question an island. For more details, visit Undescovered Scotland website.