Travel to and around Shetland

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Shetland is the most northerly point of British soil; sitting in the middle of a triangle between Norway, the Faroe Islands and Scotland. Fortunately getting to and around these remarkable islands is simple – and when it comes to hopping between the isles on a ferry or via a 15-minute plane ride, the journey is often just as memorable as the destination.

  • Sumburgh Airport, Mainland, Shetland
    Sumburgh Airport, Mainland, Shetland
  • The Inter Island Ferry
    The Inter Island Ferry
Sumburgh Airport, Mainland, Shetland

Getting here

Shetland may be the most northerly point of the British Isles, but a range of transport options make it easily accessible.

Cycling between Asta and Scalloway, Mainland

Getting around

Once in Shetland, you can easily explore the Mainland or explore the islands – there is a variety of transport options available. Hop on a ferry, drive along the quiet roads, or if you haven’t brought your car, you can hire one or a bike once you arrive.