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

Latest prices

Route Price Fare Details
Aberdeen - Lerwick
  • Booked: Thursday, 4 July 2019
  • Travel: Monday, 29 July 2019 - Saturday, 3 August 2019
  • Car + 2
Scrabster - Stromness
  • Booked: Sunday, 7 July 2019
  • Travel: Saturday, 20 July 2019 (One Way)
  • Car + 1
Stromness - Scrabster
  • Booked: Tuesday, 16 July 2019
  • Travel: Thursday, 25 July 2019 (One Way)
  • Car + 2

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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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.

Northlink Ferries Ports



  • Stromness

    Port Address: Ferry Road
    KW16 3BH
    Orkney Islands

    Stromness Port

  • Kirkwall

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

    Kirkwall Port


  • Lerwick

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

    Lerwick Port


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  • 26 Jun 2019
    Fishing trip
    • Overall good didn't appreciate the police looking for groups leaving the ship then breatholising them, luckaly only had two drinks night before on board, but fishing fab, booking for next year

      Review by IAN CUSHNIE

  • 19 Jun 2019
    Scrabster to Stromness June 19
    • Check in was fine but travelling with a dog really restricts you to the sun deck or leaving the dog in the car. However, weather was dry and views were good. Ferry was fine and quick to load car and exit. It was a good crossing.


  • 16 Jun 2019
    good trip
    • Good trip - weather was good so nice and calm

      Review by Anon

  • 12 Jun 2019
    A calm journey
    • Although we slept with one other lady in our cabin, we had a very pleasant trip.


  • 30 May 2019
    • ..a perfect crossing, enhanced by friendly staff and clean and comfortable cabin!

      Review by J JAMES