NorthLink Ferries


Ferry Terminal, Ferry Road, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3BH

    NorthLink Ferries operates regular ferry crossings to the Scottish Northern Isles with services from Aberdeen to Shetland via Kirkwall and Scrabster near Thurso to Stromness.

    A journey with NorthLink Ferries offers the perfect gateway to exploring the Scottish Northern Isles which are rich in prehistoric ruins, spectacular coastlines and stunning wildlife.

    NorthLink Ferries offer three passenger ferries – the MV Hjaltland and MV Hrossey travel from Aberdeen to Kirkwall and Lerwick, whilst the MV Hamnavoe sails between Scrabster and Stromness. NorthLink’s timetable of regular crossings makes travelling to the Northern Isles more convenient and comfortable than ever before.

    The plethora of facilities on board across the vessels include the ‘Viklings Den’ play area for children, delicious food available featuring locally sourced produce, the exclusive Magnus’ Lounge and even a cinema showing the latest releases.

    Comfortable en-suite cabins as well as sleeping pods and spacious reclining chairs can be reserved on all sailings leaving passengers feeling refreshed before arriving at their destination.

    Taste Our Best
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome
    • Children's Menu Available
    • Indoor Play Area


    • Level Access

    Payment Methods

    • Cash
    • Debit Card
    • Electron
    • Mastercard
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card


    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point
    • Paid Parking within easy distance
    • Public Parking Nearby


    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop

    Special Requirements

    • Groups Welcome

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    Access to Public Areas (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to :
      • a public toilet
      • a public toilet suitable for visitors who use a wheelchair
      • the gift shop
      • the information point
      • the ticket issuing point

    Cafeteria / Restaurant

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to the :
      • cafeteria
      • restaurant
    • Catering staff provide meals for guests with special dietary requirements


    • There is a lift
      • Lift buttons have raised numbers or letters

    Attraction Entrance

    • There is a ramp to the main entrance


    • Wheelchairs or other mobility aids provided
      • These are freely available
    • Seating available throughout the attraction at appropriate intervals, for visitors with limited mobility
    • There is an audible alarm system
    • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for visitors with limited mobility
      • all routes
      • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for wheelchair users
    • Good colour / tonal contrast used throughout the attraction e.g. doors contrast strongly with floors/walls
    • Clear signage throughout the attraction (e.g. colour contrasted, large lettering, use of pictograms etc.)
    • Lighting effective throughout the attraction for visually impaired visitors e.g. pools of light and dark areas are avoided


    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Parking on site
      • With designated parking for visitors with disabilities
      • Within about 50 metres of the attraction
    • There is a drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance
    • The route from the parking area to the nearest public entrance is :
      • with a ramp

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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