Orkney and Shetland

Escape the hustle and bustle with an island adventure to Shetland or Orkney

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The Shetland and Orkney Islands are a land filled with wonder and offer the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life in the city

Dating back millennia and with a history forged between the kingdoms of Scotland and Scandinavia, Orkney and Shetland are treasure troves of history, wildlife, culture and wilderness that are unlike anything offered by the mainland.


The allure of the Northern Isles has guided visitors to its shores for generations and your island adventure starts as soon as you board with NorthLink Ferries.

Orkney and Shetland

NorthLink Ferries offers regular 90-minute sailings, up to six times a day, from Scrabster. Ferries also regularly depart from Aberdeen to Kirkwall in Orkney and Shetland’s capital Lerwick.

Passengers can enjoy the comfort and modern facilities offered by passenger vessels Hamnavoe, Hjaltland and Hrossey as they sail across the North Sea, and arrive at their destination energised, ready and excited to start their island adventure.

Orkney and Shetland

Whether the itinerary is packed with invigorating countryside walks, discovering ancient archaeological sites like Skara Brae – which is older than the grand pyramids of Egypt – or witnessing Shetland ponies and puffins in the wild, Orkney and Shetland have everything needed for an adventure of a lifetime.

NorthLink Ferries

Resting just beyond the horizon, Shetland and Orkney are waiting to be discovered. Plan your adventure and get there with NorthLink Ferries.

Northlink Ferries / orkney and shetland / Scotland

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