With NorthLink Ferries, travelling to the Orkney and Shetland Islands is more convenient than ever before. Choose from up to three sailings a day from Scrabster (near Thurso in the North of Scotland) to Stromness in Orkney and nightly sailings from Aberdeen to Lerwick in Shetland – with four of these sailings going via Orkney’s capital, Kirkwall. Our ferries operate 363 days per year providing the lifeline service to the Northern Isles, with islanders, visitors, goods and supplies all travelling by NorthLink Ferries. The ships are designed with comfort in mind, with well-appointed lounges and bars, dining facilities and menus containing a selection of fine Island and local Scottish mainland produce. Our vessels also have an on-board retail outlet, on board entertainment and comfortable cabin accommodation.