Port of Lerwick

Ferry Routes and Cruises
(Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK

There are currently several routes operating out of Lerwick, many of which are freight-only routes.

The passenger routes are run by Northlink and the Smyril Line, with direct and indirect sailings to Aberdeen and several Scandinavian destinations.

Lerwick to Aberdeen

The Northlink Lerwick to Aberdeen is the most popular route, with up to two sailings per day in the summer months on day and night ferries. Crossing times are about 14 hours. The Port of Aberdeen is a busy commercial port handling thousands of freight sailings and many cruise ships every year. Passenger facilities are pretty limited, however, with a cafeterias and a convenience store at the terminal.

Lerwick to Aberdeen, via Kirkwall

The Lerwick to Aberdeen route occasionally stops off at the port of Kirkwall in the Orkneys. These services run on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and take around 5 hours, 30 minutes on the Lerwick to Kirkwall leg and 7 hours, 15 minutes on the Kirwall to Aberdeen leg. Kirkwall port is located in the centre of the main island of the Outer Orkneys next to the town. Facilities here are fairly limited, with a café, shop, and disabled access.

Lerwick to Scandinavia

Symril Line operates occasional services to the Port of Torshavn in the Faroe Islands and to Hanstholm in northern Denmark, with one weekly sailing on each route. Torshavn is a very busy port with good passenger facilities and nearby shops and restaurants, while Hanstholm port is very modern also with good facilities.

Lerwick Port

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