Lerwick is the perfect starting point for exploring Shetland. Head north for a weekend break or holiday in Lerwick and explore this pretty harbour town. Wander around the quirky lanes made famous by Jimmy Perez in the BBC Shetland TV series.
There are some great attractions in Lerwick. Step back in time at the Iron Age broch of Clickimin, spot seabirds and seals on a wildlife boat tour around Bressay or enjoy traditional Shetland music. Support local businesses in Da Street, which has lots of independent shops, with everything from authentic knitwear to local crafts.
Travel to and around Lerwick
Getting to Lerwick
Start your adventure with a safe and comfortable overnight crossing from Aberdeen or Kirkwall with Northlink Ferries arriving in the heart of Lerwick itself.
Take a direct flight to Sumburgh Airport with Loganair from Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness or Kirkwall with connections from Birmingham, Belfast City, Bristol, Exeter, Manchester, Newcastle, Norwich and Teesside. From there you can hire a car or catch a bus to Lerwick.
Getting around Lerwick
Lerwick is quite a small town, so getting from A to B is very simple and you can walk everywhere.
Check out the Lerwick Explorer walk.
Shetland offers quiet roads in excellent condition for cycle touring. There are bike hire shops in Lerwick, with electric, road and mountain bikes available.
Find out more about cycling in Shetland.
Bus and coach
You can find Shetland bus timetables and other information on the Shetland bus network website.
Have you brought your electric car to Shetland? Check out these charging points to get you where you want to go.
Shetland is beautiful to drive around, however it is important to take care as many of the roads here are single track.
Find out more about driving in Shetland.
Places to Stay
Find the perfect place to stay in Lerwick.
Stay your own way in Lerwick with a choice of fantastic accommodation, from welcoming B&Bs to stunning self-catering apartments.
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Help and advice
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Food & Drink Ideas
Shetland is famous for its seafood and you'll be able to sample fresh produce in and around Lerwick. The local food culture here is really exciting!
Map of Lerwick
Things To Do in Lerwick
Step back in time to the dawn of civilisation at an ancient broch, witness some spectacular wildlife or admire beautiful handcrafted Viking-style longships.
Plan your perfect Shetland holiday around a unique experience or attraction.
Routes, Trails & Tours
Lerwick is the perfect base to start your Shetland adventure, by land or sea.
From folk festivals to Shetland wool week, the events in Lerwick and the surrounding area may surprise you.
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