NorthLink Ferries

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    Northlink Ferries

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Use Ferrysavers to book your ferry to Scotland or the Northern Isles (Shetland and Orkney) with NorthLink Ferries. You can book a ferry to Scrabster, Aberdeen and NorthLink Ferries also offer ferries to Lerwick. All routes work with instant email ticketing.

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  • Northlink Ferries run ferry services between Aberdeen (Scotland), Lerwick (Shetland) and Kirkwall (Orkney)
  • And Northlink also have ferries between Scrabster (Scotland) and Stromness (Orkney), with up to 3 crossings daily, taking 90 mins

Northlink Ferries Routes

  • Aberdeen to Kirkwall / Kirkwall to Aberdeen
    3 crossings weekly
    6 hr
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  • Aberdeen to Lerwick / Lerwick to Aberdeen
    6 crossings weekly
    12 hr 30 min
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  • Kirkwall to Lerwick / Lerwick to Kirkwall
    3 crossings weekly
    7 hr 45 min
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  • Scrabster to Stromness / Stromness to Scrabster
    2 crossings daily
    1 hr 30 min
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North Link

Travel on a voyage of discovery to Orkney and the Shetland islands with NorthLink Ferries! There are daily sailings from Scrabster to Stromness in Orkney as well as nightly sailings from Aberdeen to Lerwick in Shetland; four of these go via Kirkwall, the capital of Orkney. NorthLink Ferries is a wholly owned subsidiary of CalMac, and is thus operated by the Scottish Government to provide these vital links to the Northern Isles.

NorthLink's fleet, MV Hjaltland, MV Hrossey and MV Hamnavoe, was purpose built for the service and offer cruise-liner standards in safety and comfort. Onboard there are lounges and bars to relax in, self-service and à la carte restaurants serving excellent food, play areas and, of course, a choice of well-appointed cabins. On the Aberdeen routes there's also cinemas showing the latest Hollywood movies.

Pets on board Northlink ferries

You can book your cat or dog on board Northlink ferries with Pets, with the exception of guide dogs, on Northlink are restricted to the kennels provided. We recommend you bring a blanket and familiar toys for your pet. All waste must be cleared up at the end of the trip. On longer sailings, there is a designated area for exercising your pets - please consult with a member of staff. Note that that to take your pet to and from the UK to mainland Europe (excluding Ireland) you will need a pet passport.

4 out of 5 stars based on 7 reviews
Northlink Ferries

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Northlink Ferries Ports


  • Kirkwall

    Port Address: The Pier,Kirkwall
    KW15 1HU
    Orkney Islands

    Kirkwall Port

  • Stromness

    Port Address: Ferry Road
    KW16 3BH
    Orkney Islands

    Stromness Port



  • Lerwick

    Port Address: Holmsgarth Terminal, Holmsgarth
    ZE1 0PR
    Shetland Islands

    Lerwick Port


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  • 21 May 2019
    Great trip
    • Excellent Trip

      Review by ALISON GUNN

  • 15 May 2019
    • It is the first time me and my partner were on a ferry and we absolute loved it,we will definitely be travelling with you again,Brilliant journey

      Review by ELAINE MCKENZIE

  • 26 Apr 2019
    Going back to kirkwall
    • A good trip will go again

      Review by CHARLIE MATHERS

  • 09 Apr 2019
    Worth the extra for Magnus lounge
    • Smooth crossing over after a simple check in. We paid extra for the lounge which included tea, coffee, soft drinks and beers etc. Worth the extra.

      Review by Bolton Rach

  • 22 Jun 2018
    Excellent Experience -pricey though
    • The whole trip is wonderful. Whales and dolphins off the bows. The staff were very friendly, professional, funny and helpful. But it is a great deal of money to take a car and not have a cabin. The restaurant, admittedly not the posh one (I think there was a posh one, but again it cost even more to get in), was adeqauet but pretty uninspiring.

      Review by Anon