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

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 ferry routes

  • Aberdeen to Kirkwall with

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    • up to 4 crossings per week
    • 6hrs
  • Aberdeen to Lerwick with

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    • up to 7 crossings per week
    • 14 hrs 30 mins
  • Kirkwall to Aberdeen with

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    • up to 3 crossings per week
    • 7 hrs 15 mins
  • Kirkwall to Lerwick with

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    • up to 4 crossings per week
    • 7 hrs 45 mins
  • Lerwick to Aberdeen with

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    • up to 7 crossings per week
    • 12hrs
  • Lerwick to Kirkwall with

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    • up to 3 crossings per week
    • 5 hrs 30 mins
  • Scrabster to Stromness with

    • Timetable
    • up to 3 crossings per day
    • 1 hr 30 mins
  • Stromness to Scrabster with

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    • up to 3 crossings per day
    • 1 hr 30 mins

Recent Reviews

based on 8 reviews
  • 23 May 2019
    Homeward bound
    • Stromness to Scrabster with NorthLink

      Easy journey. Flat calm crossing. Seemed to be lots of vehicles but no difficulty finding quiet spots on board. Quick service and was off ship in no time at Scrabster. Only disappointment was not seeing an Orca!!!

      Review by GAVIN LOGAN, Couple.

  • 21 May 2019
    Great trip
    • Scrabster to Stromness with NorthLink

      Excellent Trip

      Review by ALISON GUNN, With Friends.

  • 15 May 2019
    • Aberdeen to Kirkwall with NorthLink

      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, Couple.

  • 26 April 2019
    Going back to kirkwall
    • Aberdeen to Kirkwall with NorthLink

      A good trip will go again

      Review by CHARLIE MATHERS, Couple.

  • 09 April 2019
    Worth the extra for Magnus lounge
    • Scrabster to Stromness with NorthLink

      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, Couple.

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