Shetland Islands

The Shetland Islands are the most northerly part of the United Kingdom, a group of islands 100 mi north of mainland . The largest town, Lerwick, is closer to Norway than to Edinburgh, and culturally and geographically they feel more Norse than Scottish.

Popular Destinations

is the largest town and capital of the .

is the most northerly inhabited island of the , north of mainland Scotland.

is one of the North Isles of the , north of mainland Scotland.

is a small island north of the Scottish mainland.


The island of is in the just east of Mainland, and is the most accessible island from .

is a small village near the southern tip of Mainland in the .

is a village in the . It was the capital of these islands until 1708 when Lerwick became capital.

is one of the , some 20 miles out into the Atlantic west of Shetland Mainland.

or Waas is a small fishing village on the west Mainland of the .

is a small village on the Mainland of the .

is on Mainland of the . It was tiny fishing village then grew rapidly in the 1970s with the construction of Sullom Voe oil terminal.

Shetland Islands

Also Known As

Wherever you go, go with all your heart.  

Your World is Without Borders

Popular Destinations in Scotland

Escape to a Random Place

About Mapcarta. Thanks to Mapbox for providing amazing maps. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license, excluding photos, directions and the map. Based on the page Shetland Islands. See this page's contributions.