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.