Where is Shetland?

Shetland offers something for everyone…

Why Shetland?

From soothing sand beaches, mesmerizing sheer cliffs, to astounding archaeology & enthralling wildlife… Shetland has an unmistakable beauty and charm of it’s own.

So whether it’s birdwatching, the sealife or botany that takes your interest, or geology, archaeology, history & culture… Shetland really does have something for everyone.

Why Lerwick?

The Capital and main port of Shetland is Lerwick (meaning “Muddy Bay” in old Norse).

Rich in history, the town boasts everything from a variety of shops and cafes along the bustling Commercial Street to a 3,000 year old Iron-Age Broch at Clickimin.

A great place to explore on foot, Lerwick is famous for it’s unique network of lanes which stretch up from the harbour and there’s a wonderful coastal path taking in the cliffs at the Knab.

Victoria Pier is a hub of activity during the Summer months with sailing races and regattas regularly taking place in the harbour and various small boats, yachts & cruise ships from all over the world frequently visiting.

Various events take place in the town centre throughout the year ranging from regular street markets to live music, carnivals & processions culminating in the world famous Viking Up Helly Aa fire festival at the end of January every year.

As well as a fine selection of traditional shops and cafes, Lerwick embraces a modern side too with state-of-the-art buildings such as the award-winning 5 Star “Shetland Museum & Archives” and the UK’s most northerly cinema, music & arts venue at “Mareel” (which hosts various events throughout the year including the annual Screenplay, Wordplay and Fiddle Frenzy celebrations).

For the active, Lerwick boasts a quality recreational facility at Clickimin with swimming pool, flumes & health suite as well as squash courts, indoor bowling, gymnasium and a newly completed 60/40 indoor football training facility.


Come & experience the magic of Shetland for yourself where a warm welcome awaits you.

Britain’s Best Kept Secret!