Ferries to Shetland Islands
2 Ferry crossings from 3 Ports
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Open tickets are valid for up to 12 months from booking date (see ticket conditions).

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Shetland Islands

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Ferries to Shetland Islands

The Shetlands are the most northerly point in Britain, comprising around 100 islands. There is 1 port in the Shetland Islands. Lerwick port is located on the west coast, with ferry connections from Aberdeen and Kirkwall.

The islands are close to Norway and were under Norse rule until 1496, resulting in a Scandinavian resonance in the local accent and place names, such as Hulmalees and Stackaberg.

There is currently only 1 ferry company that provide routes to the Shetland Islands throughout the year. Northlink Ferries offer up to 11 weekly sailings to Lerwick from Scotland and Orkney Islands. Sailing durations can vary from 7 hours and 45 minutes to 12 hours and 30 minutes.

Shetland Island Ferry Prices

Prices for the ferry to Shetland Islands might change depending on the season you want to travel. Cheap ferry tickets are usually available during off peak, outside of the high season. Please visit our special offers page to view all the latest ferry discounts.

Most popular questions

Which ferries travel to Shetland Islands?

Ferries to Shetland Islands:
  • Aberdeen
  • Kirkwall

What are the ferry ports in Shetland Islands?

Shetland Islands Ferry Ports:
  • Lerwick

Can you take pets on the ferry to Shetland Islands?

Shetland Islands Ferry Map and Routes

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