Scotland's Highlands & Islands - Shetland Islands (Chapter)
This is the Shetland Islands chapter from Lonely Planet’s Scotland’s Highlands & Islands guidebook.
Adrift in the North Sea, the Shetland Islands are Britain’s most northerly outpost. One of the great attractions of Shetland is the birdlife; it’s worth packing binoculars even if you’re not fanatical about it.
- discover your inner Viking at Shetland’s Up Helly Aa festival
- pose with puffins and dodge divebombing skuas at the birdwatching honeypot of Hermaness
- explore Shetland’s countless creeks and remote islands by sea kayak
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Lerwick, Bressay & Noss, Central & West Mainland, Scalloway, Tingwall & around, Weisdale & around, West Side, Papa Stour, Foula, South Mainland, Sandwick & around, Bigton & around, Boddam & Scousburgh, Quendale, Sumburgh, North Mainland, Voe, Whalsay & Out Skerries, Brae & around, Muckle Roe Walk, Northmavine, the North Isles, Yell, Unst, Fetlar and Fair Isle.
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