Discovering the islands has never been easier as NorthLink Ferries operates up to three sailings a day to Orkney and Shetland. Sailings routinely depart from Scrabster (near Thurso) to Stromness in Orkney and there are nightly sailings from Aberdeen to Lerwick in Shetland. Up to four sailings from Aberdeen also travel via Orkney's capital; Kirkwall. For islanders and visitors alike, NorthLink Ferries provides a luxurious and comfortable service that provides a vital link to and from mainland Scotland. NorthLink's modern passenger vessels are equipped to cater to passengers' needs and on board, travellers can expect a service that is testament to the islands' warmth and friendliness. With some of the world’s oldest architecture and magnificent archaeological sites, rich culture, festivals, breath-taking coastlines and fascinating wildlife – Scotland’s Northern Isles are the perfect destination for you to discover.