Aberdeen to Shetland Ferry
Aberdeen is connected to Shetland via the port of Lerwick. On average, there are 7 crossings per week between Aberdeen and Shetland, which are operated by NorthLink. Crossings from Aberdeen to Lerwick usually take around 12 hours 30 minutes.
The above information is a basic summary on the services between Aberdeen and Shetland. We recommend using our Ferry Search to find live ferry information and the latest prices.
The port in Aberdeen welcomes over 3 million travellers a year, connecting the UK with the Shetland Islands, Norway and Denmark. It is an important travel hub between the UK and Scandinavia, with many ferry services.
Aberdeen itself is Scotland's third largest city, around 120 miles northeast of Edinburgh on the banks of the rivers Dee and Don. Aberdeen also hosts the world renowned Aberdeen International Youth Festival, one of Scotland's major international cultural events, which each year attracts the most talented young performers from across the globe.
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Shetland Islands are located right in the middle of the triangle formed with Faroe Islands, Norway and Scotland. These islands are characterised by a variety wild life and extraordinary carved landscape.
Shetland Islands provide a unique opportunity to explore the wild landscape, see the rare wildlife such as seals, otters, whales and wild birds and the dramatic jagged cliffs with the luxury of not being far away from civilisation.
Shetland has particular appeal to birdwatchers, as puffins, lapwings and redshanks as well as the beautiful Stormy Petrels can be seen.
If you are very lucky, you may also see Albert, the local lost albatross.
Shetland has its own unique history, culture and heritage which go back up to 6000 years.
Shetland Islands Travel GuideA group of islands off the northern Scottish coast, the Shetland Islands are full of life, originality and not at all like a `mini Scotland'.
Resist the temptation to consider the Shetland Islands as the uncomfortable wart on the nose of the British Islands. Despite its distance from anywhere else, these islands are ruggedly beautiful in a way that is found in very few places on earth. It is surely possible that when J.R.Tolkien was imagining Middle Earth he was thinking of something that looked a little bit like Shetland.