Shetland Islands (Scotland) Reviews
Description:Shetland (formerly spelled Zetland, from Ȝetland) formerly called Hjaltland, is one of 32 council areas of ... more
Shetland Islands (Scotland) ... Scotland. It is an archipelago to the north-east of Orkney and mainland Scotland, with a total area of approximately 1466 kmē (566 sq. miles). It forms part of the division between the Atlantic Ocean to the west and the North Sea to the east. The administrative centre and only burgh is Lerwick.
Newest Review: ... is mostly of interest to birdwatchers specalising in seabirds. There is not much else to see or do there. Even at the height of Summer, the temperature rarely exceeds 15C, so don't bother with shorts or sandals. There are a few nice sandy beaches but only a polar bear would venture for a swim in the water wich rarely exceeds 12C. It rains a lot so bring wellies and clothes you would wear on ... more
Customer Shetland Islands (Scotland) Reviews (3)
by Kate Sellers - written on 10/12/09
The Shetland Islands are very remote: the ferry from Aberdeen takes 10 hours (overnight) to reach Shetland. Obviously, it is expensive to travel that far. Although you could travel without a cabin, such a long trip justifies booking a bunk. The weather is harsh and the winds strong most of the year, so don't forget your seasickness tablets. Shetland is mostly of interest to birdwatchers specalising in seabirds. There is not much else to see or do there. Even at the height of Summer, the temperature rarely exceeds 15C, so don't bother with shorts or sandals. There are a few nice sandy beaches but only a polar bear would venture for a swim in the water wich ... Read the complete review
by - written on 04/04/08, updated on 24/04/08 (Very useful, 386 readings)
This is a review of the ferry service that runs almost daily between Aberdeen and Lerwick(Shetland). It also stops over at Kirkwall (Orkney). It can get rough seas up there. Northlink Ferries has been ferrying passengers via car/foot to these islands for a long time now. i've travelled on them quite a few times and this is my review. Interior ---------- Although the outside of the ship might not look as appealing as a large modern cruise liner, the interior is absolutely fine. It is very clean and there are plenty of facilities on board and you can go outside on deck whenever. Meals and ... Read the complete review
by - written on 10/03/06, updated on 17/03/06 (Somewhat useful, 126 readings)
Shetland is 60 degrees latitude north and over a 150 miles north of Scotland. It is green and mostly low lying with many smaller islands dotted around it's coast. Vikings: The name Shetland comes from Hjaltland which means hilt land in Norn the ancient viking language because the islands form the shape of the hilt of a sword. The viking culture is still very prevalent here. This can be seen in the fact that there is a fire festival in which a viking longship is burnt every february at a festival called up helly aa. Longships and dragons (there is a famous Shetland dragon called Big Willie) are used in the logos of many of the local companies and many of ... Read the complete review
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