Kirkwall to Scotland Ferry

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Kirkwall is connected to Scotland via the port of Aberdeen. On average, there are 3 crossings per week between Kirkwall and Scotland, which are operated by NorthLink. Crossings from Kirkwall to Aberdeen usually take around 7 hours 15 minutes.

The above information is a basic summary on the services between Kirkwall and Scotland. We recommend using our Ferry Search to find live ferry information and the latest prices.

About Kirkwall

Kirkwall Ferry Port is located is in the Orkney Islands of which the city of Kirkwall is the capital. To learn more about the historical city visit its two museums, the Tankerness House Museum, which contains items of local historical interest, and the Wireless Museum which deals with the history of radio and recorded sound.

Another main event held each year at Christmas and New years is the Ba Game an example of traditional football games between the Uppies and the Doonies.

About Scotland

Scotland has a rich and vibrant culture and history which delights and interests the many visitors that travel to the area each year.

Scotland's main cities are always worth visiting. Edinburgh is the capital and the seat of the Scottish Parliament. It is also a historic city, complete with castle, ancient University and the Royal Mile.

Visit Edinburgh for cultural and historical education; visit the medieval Old Town or admire the Georgian architecture of the more modern areas of the city.

If you time your visit right you may be able to catch the world-famous Edinburgh festival, an arts and culture festival that is popular with people the world over.

Edinburgh is the city where J.K Rowling wrote most of the Harry Potter books, which were subsequently made into world-famous blockbuster films.