NorthLink Ferries


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

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

    NorthLink Ferries’ extensive timetable makes travelling to Orkney more convenient than ever before.  Passengers can choose from up to three sailings each day from Scrabster (near Thurso) to Stromness in Orkney and nightly sailings from Aberdeen to Lerwick in Shetland - with four of these sailings going via Orkney's capital, Kirkwall.

    Facilities on board NorthLink Ferries’ three vessels, MV Hrossey, MV Hjaltland and MV Hamnavoe, include à la carte and self-service restaurants offering a wide range of menus featuring local produce. Each ferry also provides spacious lounge areas, bars, children's play areas and comfortable en-suite cabins. A modern cinema showing the latest releases is available on the larger vessels MV Hrossey and MV Hjaltland which operate on the longer routes.

    The company’s state-of-the-art ships have been especially designed for the demands of sailing in the North Sea and built to the highest standards in terms of both passenger safety and comfort.  

    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    Opening Times
    1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014


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


    • Disabled Access

    Payment Methods

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


    • Public Parking Nearby
    • Paid Parking within easy distance
    • Disabled Parking


    • 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

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


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

    Attraction Entrance

    • There is a ramp to the main entrance


    • Seating available throughout the attraction at appropriate intervals, for visitors with limited mobility
    • Good colour / tonal contrast used throughout the attraction e.g. doors contrast strongly with floors/walls
    • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for visitors with limited mobility
      • all routes
      • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for wheelchair users
    • Wheelchairs provided
      • These are freely available
    • 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
    • There is an audible alarm system


    • The route from the parking area to the nearest public entrance is :
      • with a ramp
    • 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

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

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