Further Information on the Aberdeen - Kirkwall Ferry Route
Port of Aberdeen - For Full Information - Click Here
Aberdeen is Scotland's third most populous city. The traditional industries of fishing, paper-making, shipbuilding, and textiles have been overtaken by the oil industry and Aberdeen's seaport. Aberdeen Heliport is one of the busiest commercial heliports in the world and the seaport is the largest in the north-east of Scotland. Aberdeen Harbour is important as the largest in the north of Scotland and as a ferry route to Orkney and Shetland. Established in 1136, it has been referred to as the oldest business in Britain.
Kirkwall Ferry Port
Kirkwall is the largest town and capital of Orkney, off the coast of northern mainland Scotland. Situated on the northern coast of Mainland Orkney and with a population of about 8,500, Kirkwall is a port with ferry services to Aberdeen and Lerwick, as well as the principal north islands in the group.
NorthLink Ferries operates daily ferry services between mainland Scotland and the northern archipelagos of Orkney and Shetland. Choose from up to three sailings a day from Scrabster to Stromness in Orkney and nightly sailings from Aberdeen to Lerwick in Shetland - with four of these sailings going via Orkney's capital, Kirkwall.
NorthLink Ferries operate three routes:
Scrabster to Stromness, Orkney - Service takes around 90 minutes each way.
Aberdeen to Lerwick, Shetland - Journey time of 12 hours 30 minutes northbound; 12 hours southbound.
Aberdeen - Kirkwall, Orkney - Journey time of 6 hours.
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