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Your Orkney island adventure

Discover Orkney’s fascinating wildlife, breathtaking coastlines, unique culture and the Old Man of Hoy with NorthLink Ferries. With departures from Scrabster and Aberdeen, from the moment you step on board, our vessels offer the very best in comfort and safety. For those travelling across the Pentland Firth from Scrabster in the Scottish Highlands to Stromness on the Orkney mainland, the MV Hamnavoe is the only vessel to travel past the Old Man of Hoy, one of the tallest sea stacks in Britain.

Video by Stephen Mercer Productions.

The on board experience

Start your Orkney and Shetland island adventure with NorthLink Ferries.
Our three state-of-the-art ships – MV Hamnavoe, MV Hrossey and MV Hjaltland – offer sociable bars, comfortable lounges and The Feast restaurant where you’ll find delicious local food. En-suite cabins are available as well as sleeping pods, shops, cinemas and play areas. You’ll arrive at your destination feeling refreshed and ready to begin your island adventure!

Video by Stephen Mercer Productions.

How to Book with NorthLink Ferries

Booking a sailing to Orkney and Shetland couldn’t be easier.
Use the NorthLink Ferries website or app, phone or book in any NorthLink office or port. We hope this film will help you begin your island adventure with NorthLink Ferries!

Video by Stephen Mercer Productions.

How to Board with NorthLink Ferries

Boarding a ship to travel to Orkney and Shetland couldn’t be easier.
Whether travelling by car, on a bike or as a foot passenger we hope this film will help you know what to do when you arrive at your departure port.

Please make sure you ask a NorthLink staff member if you need assistance at any point during your journey!

Video by Stephen Mercer Productions.

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