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Northlink Ferries

NorthLink Ferries connects Scotland with the Isles of Orkney and Shetland, operating 363 days per year and providing the lifeline service to the Northern Isles, with islanders and visitors all using the service.

Now operated by Serco, NorthLink Ferries’ fleet of magnificent ferries provides a very high standard of comfort while meeting and exceeding all the latest safety requirements. Your sea voyage with Northlink will be a safe, luxurious, and enjoyable experience, with the frequency of services and sailing times 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, bars and dining facilities with 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, as well as Sleeping Pods which offer a more affordable accommodation choice than cabins. 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

  • "Trip to Orkney"

    A very pleasant trip to and from Orkney from Scrabster I have used this service a few times now and have been impressed by the quality of service.

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  • "Trip to orkney"

    Ferrys were on time, staff were very helpful, comfortable lounges, great seats, i thought great value for money, could have done with some luggage trolleys at scrabster long walk

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  • "Grazie!"

    Ottima organizzazione logistica, semplice e precisa gestione a terra, ottimi servizi a bordo, pulizia e disponibilità del personale super! Quindi il sentimento che prevale è: GRAZIE

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  • "Thanks a lot"

    The way between Scrabster and Stromness was untroubled, servises very professional and weather was frendly.

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