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Book Ferries to Scotland, Orkney and Shetland Islands with Northlink - Aberdeen, Scrabster, Stromness and more

You can use to book a Northlink ferry to Scotland, Orkney and the Shetland Islands. NorthLink Ferries are the lifeline of the Northern isles, with ships designed with your comfort in mind. always has cheap prices for Northlink ferries and the latest special offers.

You can use to book Northlink ferries to Aberdeen, Kirkwall, Lerwick, Stromness and Scrabster. See below for the latest Northlink ferry prices and sailing times. Click on your ferry route for a detailed timetable with arrival and departure times.

On board NorthLink Ferries

Each NorthLink Ferry provides spacious lounge areas, bars, children's play areas and comfortable en-suite cabins. In addition, you will also find a modern cinema showing the latest releases on longer routes. NorthLink's brand new state-of-the-art ships will take you on a voyage of discovery to the islands of Orkney and Shetland.The NorthLink a la carte and self service restaurants also offer a wide range of menus featuring local produce.

About Northlink Ferries

Northlink operates three passenger vessels on the Orkney & Shetland routes, the MV Hjaltland, the MV Hrossey and the MV Hamnavoe. NorthLink have designed and built their ferries to the highest standards in terms of safety and comfort.

Whether you use the Northlink ferries Scrabster Stromness ferry route, the Aberdeen Kirkwall ferry service, the Lerwick Kirkwall ferry, or any other Northlink ferry, you are bound to have a relaxing and enjoyable journey.

NorthLink Ferries Routes Map

Pet Booking Information

You can book your cat or dog on board a Northlink ferry with Just choose your route and then select the number of cats or dogs you are sailing with. If you don't see this option, please call us before you make your booking.

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 to take your pet to and from the UK to mainland Europe and Ireland you will need a pet passport. To find out more about pet passports and travelling with your pet see our pet travel guide.

NorthLink Ferries Sailing Information & Ferry Times

  • Aberdeen - Kirkwall

  • Aberdeen - Lerwick

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

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

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

  • Lerwick - Kirkwall

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

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

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

All NorthLink Reviews

based on 141 reviews
  • 17 October 2016
    Fine once you're on board
    • Aberdeen to Kirkwall with NorthLink

      Signage for foot passengers from Aberdeen station to check-in very poor. Very good service for Orcadians, not so clear for visitors

      Review by Anonymous, Solo Traveller.

  • 30 September 2016
    our trip
    • Kirkwall to Lerwick with NorthLink

      nice and easy

      Review by Gloria and Fred Bryan, Couple.

  • 25 September 2016
    A most enjoyable crossing
    • Scrabster to Stromness with NorthLink

      For a first timer to Orkney this was a comfortable and pleasant way to get there. Calm August weather and plenty of room on board made for a most enjoyable crossing

      Review by Stuart Twaddell, Couple.

  • 20 September 2016
    First Ferry trip from Lerwick to Aberdeen
    • Lerwick to Aberdeen with NorthLink

      My first trip aboard the Northlink ferry from Lerwick to Aberdeen was well designed from the friendly check in staff to the facilities aboard the ferry. I booked in my bag and had dinner at the buffet style restaurant, choice and quality were ideal. I found the sleeping pod I had booked fine for the overnight journey. As I had plenty of time in the morning being able to eat a meal on the ferry before I caught my train was ideal.Thank you Northlink ferry for a great experience.

      Review by margaret, Solo Traveller.

  • 18 September 2016
    Great voyage
    • Aberdeen to Kirkwall with NorthLink

      Very pleasant journey and crew were very helpful and professional. The vessel was clean and spacious and there was plenty to see do and eat !

      Review by Joe , Solo Traveller.

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