It comes as no surprise that Shetland’s location means it is a favourite for anyone trying to get a glimpse of the notorious Northern Lights, whose glowing colours are often spotted here during clearer winter nights. The rare sights don’t stop here! Interesting wildlife such as orcas and dolphins are often spotted off the coast. You can also enjoy strolling the extensive walking paths, and explore some of the historical sights Shetland has to offer.
The Shetland Islands can be found off the northeast of Scotland. This archipelago is made up of 100 islands, but only 15 of them are inhabited. This remote corner of Britain is, in fact, closer to Norway than the Scottish Mainland. It’s a great place to escape for a cottage holiday.
This remote, wild and wonderful place has a rich and long history; signs of which can be seen across the islands. From archaeological sites to traditional crofthouses you won’t have to wander far to get a taste of what life here was once like. In fact, the Shetland Islands have been largely untouched by the march of time, and these stunningly unspoilt natural surroundings are truly stunning.