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NorthLink Ferries connect Scotland with Orkney and the Shetland Isles and are a vital provider of visitors, goods and supplies on the routes they operate.
NorthLink Ferries operate three passenger ships on the Orkney and Shetland routes and sail daily from Aberdeen to Lerwick with frequent stops at Kirkwall. You can also sail from Scrabster on the northern Scottish coast to Stromness in Orkney.
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NorthLink Ferries - Routes
|Timetables||Number of Crossings||Duration|
|Aberdeen - Lerwick||up to 7 per Week||12 hrs 30 mins|
|Aberdeen - Kirkwall||up to 4 per Week||6 hrs|
|Lerwick - Aberdeen||up to 7 per Week||2 hrs 45 mins|
|Kirkwall - Aberdeen||up to 3 per Week||7 hrs 15 mins|
|Kirkwall - Lerwick||up to 4 per Week||7 hrs 45 mins|
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NorthLink Ferries - Pet Booking Information
You can take your pet on your NorthLink Ferries crossing and the booking can be made online. Select the route you want and then select the number of pets you are travelling with.
Pets must travel in the kennel facilities which are available on board all ships. With the exception of guide and assistance dogs, animals are not allowed in any of the internal public areas, including cabins.
The kennel room on the ships are heated and ventilated and there is a water supply for filling the dog’s water bowl. You should provide bowls to keep in the kennel to enable the animal to have water/food during the voyage. Whilst each unit contains a rubber mat on the floor, we also recommend that you provide a blanket or basket for your pet to sleep on.
Note, that to travel with your pet abroad, you will require a pet passport. Please see our guide to travelling with your pet.