Guide to Shetland

Our Shetland Travel Guide allows you to delve into the island’s most elusive and exciting secrets, from the Northern Light displays to the scenic coastline walks.

The Shetland Islands surely are the place for the drama. “Nature” wrote one visitor, “appears in her wildest dress” in these, Britain’s most northerly islands, and it is indeed the wildness and grandeur of the Shetland landscapes and seascapes which inevitably become the visitors most enduring memory.

There are more than 100 islands here, each forged by the roaring surging waves of the North Atlantic. Everywhere one goes, there are dramatic cliffs, perfect deserted contemplative beaches, huge vistas across awe-inspiring voes and inlets, and above, the evocative cry of seabirds. Sunrises and sunsets in Shetland are spectacular.

Header image: The sand tombolo connecting St Ninian’s Isle to the mainland of Shetland photo © Copyright Billy Fox