If you wish to take your car to Shetland, drive to Aberdeen where you can take your vehicle on the ferry.
You can find up-to-date traffic information from Traffic Scotland and plan your route with Transport Direct.
Travel by train to Aberdeen, where you can get a ferry to Shetland from the nearby harbour. More information on train timetables can be found on the ScotRail or National Rail websites.
There are a number of bus services which go to Aberdeen, where you can get the ferry to Shetland. Visit the Traveline website for more information.
Get the ferry from Aberdeen via the Serco NorthLink ferry, which leaves every evening, and start your break as soon as you step aboard the cruise-style ship. The ferry takes around 12 hours to travel between Aberdeen and Lerwick, generally arriving at 7.30am. Early risers might be greeted by the sight of Fair Isle in the distance, before passing by Sumburgh Head and docking in Lerwick Harbour.
Due to its location, Shetland is also a popular cruise ship destination, with visits throughout the islands all year. Popular ports to visit include Lerwick, Fair Isle and Scalloway.