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Shetland & Orkney Island holidays

Shetland & Orkney Island Holidays




Shetland & Orkney Island holidays

Stretching off Scotland’s north coast are Shetland and Orkney, two very special archipelagos where Scotland meets Scandinavia.

Recently hailed as one of Lonely Planet’s Best in Europe for 2019, the ruggedly handsome Shetland Islands comprise around 100 different islands with just 15 inhabited. On Mainland the capital, Lerwick, has a good range of shops, restaurants and pubs as well as the outstanding Shetland Museum and Archives and a thriving music scene. In nearby Scalloway an excellent museum tells the story of the top-secret WWII Shetland Bus operation.

Further south on Mainland is Sumburgh Head, an ideal spot for twitchers with unobstructed views of the seabird colonies; Old Scatness, a recently excavated Iron Age village; and the Jarlshof Prehistoric and...

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Why Visit Shetland & Orkney Island?

  • Incredible landscapes
  • Natural wonders
  • Amazing wildlife
  • Viking heritage
  • Distinctive culture
  • Fascinating geological sites
  • Northern Lights

Shetland & Orkney Island Travel Guide

Best time to go

With their northerly location, the best time to visit is between March and November, with the long days of summer a particularly appealing time.

Travel Information

Just a short flight from mainland UK and accessible from a wide range of regional airports.

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