Lerwick to Orkney Ferry

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Lerwick is connected to Orkney via the port of Kirkwall. On average, there are 3 crossings per week between Lerwick and Orkney, which are operated by NorthLink. Crossings from Lerwick to Kirkwall usually take around 5 hours 30 minutes.

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About Lerwick

Lerwick Ferry Port is the main port of the Shetland Islands in Scotland, situated more than 100 miles off the North coast of Great Britain mainland (about 210 miles from Aberdeen). There are ferries from Lerwick both to mainland Scotland and the nearby Orkney Islands, all of which can be booked through AFerry

Lerwick Ferry Port is situated in the North harbour, about a mile from the town centre. Lerwick is the capital of Shetland and it centers all its activity around its busy port, particularly during the summer. The name Lerwick comes from the Old Norse and means "Bay of Mud".

About the Orkney Islands

The Orkney Islands, an archipelago in northern Scotland, are home to a rich and varied history.

The Orkney islands boast many sites of archaeological interest, including some of the oldest and best-preserved Neolithic sites in Europe, earning Orkney a place on the UNESCO list of world heritage sites

Orkney also has much to offer the nature-lover; Auskerry, one of the smaller Orkney islands, provides a nesting ground for the Arctic Tern and the Strom Petrel. The Orkney islands are a lively and welcoming destination, with friendly locals, and many festivals and events occurring throughout the year.

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