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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.

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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.

Getting to


Take the overnight ferry to Lerwick from Aberdeen or Kirkwall with NorthLink Ferries.

For full details, prices and booking, visit the NorthLink Ferries website


Getting around


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.

Travel around Shetland using inter-island ferries

Bus and coach


Vehicle hire




A tip from your local expert

VisitScotland Information Centre

© VisitScotland / Kenny Lam

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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