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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
    • 12hrs 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

    • Timetable
    • up to 7 crossings per week
    • 13hrs 30mins
  • 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 130 reviews
  • 12 September 2015
    Very pleasant trip from Aberdeen to Lerwick.
    • Aberdeen to Lerwick with NorthLink

      Will do it again next year. It is a pleasant sail to Lerwick in the Summer evenings at a favourable price.

      Review by DAVID NEISH, Couple.

  • 16 August 2015
    Holiday travels from NZ
    • Scrabster to Stromness with NorthLink

      I thought that the check in and boarding process was very good. Clear and easy communication via email and during the actual process. My only comment is the the quality of the wifi service on board was terrible - acknowledged by the staff. Something to think about ... otherwise I thought the ferry was clean and very suited for the trip.

      Review by ROBERT LANE, Couple.

  • 17 October 2014
    Ferry Review
    • Scrabster to Stromness with NorthLink

      Excellent service no complaints. The check in was easy and the loading and offloading was handled professionally.

      Review by Stephen Green, With Friends.

  • 07 October 2014
    • Aberdeen to Lerwick with NorthLink

      A very smooth sail both going and coming, staff very good.

      Review by Mo, With Friends.

  • 07 October 2014
    Orkney gateway
    • Stromness to Scrabster with NorthLink

      We used Northlink Ferry to travel to and from Orkney. Very impressive and comfortable ship. As an older couple we appreciated having our luggage handled for us.

      Review by William Thomas, Couple.

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