Northlink Ferries

NorthLink Ferries connect Scotland with the Northern Isles of Orkney and Shetland.

Northlink Ferries operate 363 days per year providing the lifeline service to the Northern Isles, with islanders and visitors all travelling by NorthLink Ferries

Now operated by Serco, NorthLink Ferries fleet of magnificent ferries provides a very high standard of comfort and meet and exceed all the latest safety requirements.

Your sea voyage with Northlink will be a safe, luxurious, and enjoyable experience. The frequency of Northlink Ferries service and sailing times has been carefully prepared for your convenience to make travel to the northern isles more simple and enjoyable than ever before.

Northlink Ferries 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. The ships also feature an on-board retail outlet, entertainment and comfortable cabin accommodation. provides an impartial ferry comparison service allowing you to view numerous ferry company timetables and fares in one quick and easy search. Compare Northlink Ferries timetables and prices now with all alternative ferry operators before booking your ferry ticket.

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Northlink Ferries Customer Reviews

  • "Aberdeen to lerwick trip"

    I was very happy with the trip on the ferry the staff was really freindly and helpful I will definitely be traveling on the ferry again

    'George pirie ' travelled with Northlink Ferries

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  • "luxury liner"

    I haven't travelled on a ferry for 30 years (France very basic and not too clean) but the high quality of Northlink ferries was amazing, I felt I was on a luxury cruise. Will recommend your ferries without hesitation.

    'Anonymous' travelled with Northlink Ferries

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  • "Great boat trips of the world"

    It is amazing that £20 can buy such a slice of heaven on a boat. The transfer time is 90 minutes, and we spent the whole time on deck, just going from one "Wow" to the next. Because the boat sails at 7pm we were able to witness the sunset in all its glory over the beautiful Orkney Isles, and it was spine-chilling to sail in through Scapa Flow with all its submerged history. Stromness absolutely has to be approached from the sea - such pretty, wee gray houses seeming to tumble down the hillside to the water.

    'Eve' travelled with Northlink Ferries

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  • "Comfortable journey"

    Our cabin was very clean and comfortable. Everything in the Magnus Lounge was very convenient and welcoming.

    'Elaine' travelled with Northlink Ferries

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