The Shetland islands have some of the most incredible landscapes and a Viking heritage second to none. Enjoy adrenaline-soaked adventure and experience spectacular wildlife on the Shetland islands, from seabirds and seals, to otters and orcas, not forgetting the famous Shetland ponies.
Map of Shetland
Travel to and around
Shetland may be the most northerly point of the British Isles, but it is also surprisingly accessible by ferry and plane. The island is also well served by public transport services including bus and inter-island flight and ferry services, helping you get from A to B in no time.
Take the overnight ferry to Lerwick from Aberdeen or Kirkwall with NorthLink Ferries.
Fly into Sumburgh Airport from a number of destinations.
Flying is the quickest way to get to Shetland with daily flights to and from major Scottish airports, and regular summer flights from Bergen in Norway.
Shetland Islands Council operate an inter-island ferry service. The services are fast and frequent, and you can travel to all of them as a foot passenger and many of them with your own vehicle.
Bus and coach
Bus services within Shetland are provided by Zetland Transport Partnership and operated by a number of different operators.
Shetland is part of the National Cycling Network and the North Sea Cycle Route passes through the islands.
Shetland offers quiet roads in excellent condition for cycle touring. There are bike hire shops in Lerwick, with electric, road and mountain bikes available.
Explore Shetland at your own pace and hire a car, coach or motorhome.
Shetland is beautiful to drive around, however it is important to take care as many of the roads here are single track.
There are several taxi companies operating in Shetland.
A tip from your local expert
Hermaness is a spectacular wilderness. In summer the moorland teams with Great Skua & Golden Plover before you reach the dramatic cliffs which are a seabird city. In winter, the bleak moorland leads to the Atlantic at its most dramatic.
Assistant iCentre Manager, Lerwick
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