Shetland and Orkney Islands are about as far north as you can get in the British Isles and the archipelagos houses approximately 200 islands. If you are a fan of ferries and like travelling across the sea, it is possible to reach the major island of Mainland and the capital Lerwick from other ports in the UK.
Even though Shetland and Orkney Islands may be becoming more modern and have been vastly expanded, Lerwick is most famous for being an old fishing port and examples of just how old the place is are scattered all over the city. P&O is just one of the companies providing ferries to and from Lerwick and there are a few excursions each day.
If you are interested in taking your holidays in both Aberdeen and Lerwick, this can also be made possible with P&O as they regularly run ferries in between the two ports on a daily basis. Kirkwall in Orkney is also another popular city for tourists and there it is possible to get a connection to and from Lerwick at any time of the year.
If you are looking to travel further afield and don’t want to limit your holiday to just the UK, Symril Line offers you the opportunity a lifetime in travelling on to Scandinavia and Iceland. Providing you get yourself to Lerwick, there are regular ferries which sail over the Great North Sea every week and sometimes daily.
No matter where you choose to stay in Shetland and Orkney, you can guarantee that the hospitality, entertainment and dining facilities onboard the ferries matches that of a world-class standard. The latest Hollywood releases are repeated throughout the journey to keep you occupied and staff is always on hand to make sure you never go hungry or thirsty.