Ferry to Shetland
Getting To Shetland By Sea
What better way to start your island holiday than by arriving by sea? Northlink Ferries runs daily services from Aberdeen to Lerwick (overnight service) and from Scrabster (Thurso) on Scotland’s North Coast to Stromness on Mainland Orkney, then from Kirkwall on the same island to Lerwick.
The Aberdeen vessels are 125 metres long and can carry up to 600 passengers plus cars and freight, while the Scrabster ferry is 110 metres long but takes the same number of passengers. All three boats were designed for northern waters and facilities include 2-bed cabins plus family rooms, restaurants, bars, entertainment, children’s play area and shop.
To find out more see: Northlink Ferries
In addition, if travelling from Europe you can sail on the car ferry from Zeebrugge, Belgium to Rosyth near Edinburgh: Rosyth Ferry Port, or to Newcastle, England from a variety of Norwegian ports together with Gothenburg, Sweden and Amsterdam, Netherlands. See: Ferry Routs