Ferry travel to Shetland
The ferry from Aberdeen or Kirkwall to Shetland is the most practical route if you are travelling with your family and belongings. It takes 12-13 hours and you can relax in the comfort of a cabin, available in two-berth, four-berth or single occupancy, or book a sleeping pod or reclining seat. There are purpose-built cabins for those with restricted mobility.
On board facilities include a restaurant, bar, children’s playroom and cinema. You can take your own car or motorhome and there are dog-friendly cabins and kennels on board for dogs.
Ferries depart all year round, seven nights a week in both directions on the Aberdeen-Lerwick route, with three calls a week at Kirkwall, Orkney, en route.
For full details, prices and booking visit the Northlink Ferries website.
Fly to Shetland
Flying is the quickest way to get to Shetland. There are several flights per day, to and from the major Scottish airports, and regular summer flights from Bergen. Flights to Sumburgh Airport in Shetland’s South Mainland are operated by the Scottish airline, Loganair. Hold baggage and on-board refreshments are included in your ticket price.
For the latest flight times, prices and details how to book, visit the Loganair website.