In light of COVID-19, everyone's health and safety is the most important thing. This means that despite the love and desire to share our friendly, passionate and unique country, we must ask everyone at this time not to travel to our remote rural communities.
Bringing the virus to these fragile and less accessible places puts unnecessary pressure on essential services and health services for local residents.
Ferry travel to Shetland will only be available for those who permanently live on the islands and who have an essential need to travel to and from the mainland for essential supplies or business.
You might wonder where is Lerwick? The capital of Shetland is located between Norway and the north Coast of Scotland and takes it's name from the Old Norse 'Leirvik' meaning muddy bay.
There is plenty of things to do too in Lerwick. The picturesque town has much to offer whether it be shopping for local crafts, taking scenic coastal walks or relaxing in vibrant restaurants and bars. Today, it offers visitors an intriguing insight into the ancient Norse roots of the islands, as well as friendly accommodation and the perfect starting point for exploring the rest of Shetland.