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


Shortest Crossing:
Scrabster - Stromness
1 hr 30 min
Most Popular Route:
Scrabster - Stromness
Stromness - Scrabster
*Price based on:
  • Foot passenger x 2
  • Booked: Saturday, 7 September 2019
  • Travel: Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Northlink Ferries Routes

  • Aberdeen to Kirkwall / Kirkwall to Aberdeen
    3 crossings weekly
    6 hr
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  • Aberdeen to Lerwick / Lerwick to Aberdeen
    7 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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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

Latest prices

Route Price Fare Details
Scrabster - Stromness
  • Booked: Tuesday, 10 September 2019
  • Travel: Saturday, 12 October 2019 - Wednesday, 16 October 2019
  • Car + 2
Aberdeen - Lerwick
  • Booked: Friday, 23 August 2019
  • Travel: Thursday, 19 September 2019 - Wednesday, 25 September 2019
  • 2 Adults (Foot passenger)
Aberdeen - Kirkwall
  • Booked: Friday, 30 August 2019
  • Travel: Thursday, 26 September 2019 - Monday, 30 September 2019
  • Car + 1

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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.


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  • 15 Aug 2019
    Good company to travel with
    • An easy trip, helpful staff. We had a nice cabin, clean and tidy. One down side the lack of gluten free food.


  • 29 Jul 2019
    Good service
    • All was very good outstanding on our return journey was the helpful young lady in the shop

      Review by Anon

  • 21 Jul 2019
    shetland trip
    • no enough signs from bus station,to ferry

      Review by WILLIAM PUDGE

  • 19 Jul 2019
    Improvement Suggestions
    • Could do with OAP discounts for breakfast. Also an improvement to sleeping PODs with foot rests and the ability to sleep on ones side. the current design does not allow this as it is curved.

      Review by BRIAN DE SOUZA

  • 18 Jul 2019
    Great service
    • Quiet crossing clean and comfortable definitely recommend the extra money spent on the Magnus lounge

      Review by Anon

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