Shetland Islands Ferries

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Shetland Islands ferry ticket reservations, ferry timetables and passenger information for Shetland Islands Ferries sailing to and from the Shetland capital of Lerwick from Aberdeen with Northlink Ferries.

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More About the Shetland Islands

Visit Shetland at anytime of year and you'll be enchanted by the rugged beauty of the landscape. Its dramatically changing colours and textures will take your breath away. Whether arriving for the first time or returning you can be sure of a great welcome.

Every year more visitors discover these surprising hundred islands at the top of Britain. And every year more and more of them discover one visit's nothing like enough. Shetland - where Scotland meets Scandinavia and the North Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean. Where the Shetland ponies come from, and the sweaters, and the Vikings.

This bustling archipelago of 22,500 people boasts abundant wildlife, a spectacular coastline, dozens of major archaeological sites and more geological diversity than any similar sized area in Europe.

The 567 sq. mile (1468km²) county of Shetland is an entrancing mixture of Scotland and Norway.

Lerwick Ferry Port- Shetland
Travel to Shetland by Ferry from Aberdeen

Shetland is now better served by ferries than ever before, with departures seven nights a week in both directions on the Aberdeen-Lerwick route all year round, with three calls a week at Kirkwall, Orkney, en route. For full details and bookings visit the Northlink Ferries website.

Advantages of Travelling by ferry:

  • Because the 12-13 hour crossing is overnight, you gain two days on your Shetland holiday - days when you'd otherwise be travelling to airports, hanging around to check in - and typically spending more time on the ground than in the air.
  • It's usually less expensive by ferry - especially for family groups.
  • It's a more relaxed way to travel, with good food and entertainment available on board, wonderful views and the chance to meet new friends.
  • You can take the car with you (and your dog!)
  • There's a good chance of seeing dolphins or porpoises from the ship, as well as myriads of seabirds.

The two 'cruise ferries' on the route - the Hjaltland and the Hrossey - are very comfortable boats with an extremely punctual service: you'll be in Lerwick at 7.30am on the dot (although you don't have to leave the ship until you've enjoyed a leisurely breakfast).

Things To Do In Shetland Isles

Shetland is a great place for an active family holiday. There's something for everyone - from mountain biking to trout fishing, scuba diving to round-the-clock golf. With 19 hours of midsummer daylight, Shetland can keep you active all day long.

Shetland is famous as a world-class location for bird watching, as well as seal and otter spotting. The several wildlife reserves located in Shetland are testament to the islands' pristine environment. Shetland is even home to unique species which have adapted to the islands, such as the wonderful miniature Shetland ponies. Its more than 100 sites of geological interest have earned Shetland membership of the Global Geoparks Network and with over 1,500km of coastline and 138 sandy beaches, spectacular scenery is around every corner.

Shetlanders have always travelled far and wide. Today Shetland attracts many visitors looking to trace their genealogy back through the islands. Muness Castle The quality and importance of Shetland's archaeological sites was recognised by the 2006 Rough Guide to Scotland: Mousa broch was named as Scotland's top visitor attraction and Jarlshof third!

Shetland has a rich cultural heritage, embodied in the spectacular Up-Helly-Aa Viking fire festival. Shetland retains many Scandinavian features, strengthened by wartime links with the resistance in Norway. The jewel of Shetland's culture is the islanders world-famous aptitude for music, particularly with the fiddle.

Crafts & Shopping
Shopping in Commercial Street Shetland businesses produce many fine goods, such as handmade fiddles, jewellery, leatherwork and traditional natural soap. Why not see what's on offer by taking a relaxing stroll though Commercial Street, the pretty old town shopping street in the centre of Lerwick.

There are numerous annual festivals and events in Shetland every year, with something to satisfy almost every taste. Amongst the first of the annual events is the Lerwick Up Helly Aa, the largest of the islands' fire festivals, which takes place on the last Tuesday of January, then the world-famous Shetland Folk Festival, offering an eclectic international programme, runs for four days around the beginning of May. A month or so later - around midsummer - we have the Bergen-Shetland Races.

Shetland Islands

Shetland was Norse until 8 September 1468, when the islands were mortgaged to Scotland for 8,000 florins as part of the marriage agreement between the future James III and Princess Margrethe of Denmark. In 1472 the Scots annexed both Shetland and Orkney.

Shetland measures about 70 miles from Sumburgh Head in the south to Muckle Flugga off the coast of Unst in the north. With a land area of 567 square miles enclosed by a coastline of 900 miles, nowhere is more than three miles from the sea, and very few places are out of sight of it.

It is no surprise that the sea dominates life on Shetland today, as it has throughout history. Fishing is vital to the economy, though the greatest contribution to the economy today comes from another harvest from the sea. Oil was discovered under the North Sea in the 1970s and much of it is piped ashore to the Sullom Voe oil terminal for transfer to tankers. This has brought considerable prosperity to Shetland.

Shetland's capital and only town is Lerwick. This lies roughly at the centre of Shetland's main island, Mainland. The old fishing port has been vastly expanded, but retains much of its charm.

Scheduled ferry services by NorthLink Ferries link Lerwick with Aberdeen and Kirkwall. There are also ferry links to a number of Scandinavian destinations including to Faroe and to Iceland.

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