Fair Isle Island Insights

Please note that we will not be running an Island Insight holiday to Fair Isle in 2019. This may change so please check this page regularly for updates!

Up Helly Aa' Fire Festival & Shetland's Winter Wildlife - now open for 2020 bookings.

Britain's biggest fire festival and torchlight procession takes place in Lerwick on the last Tuesday of January. Over 800 colourfully dressed 'guizers' parade with flaming torches behind the 'Jarl Squad' of Vikings and their longship through the darkened streets of the town to the burning site. Here the official ceremony ends in a spectacular blaze as the torches are thrown into the galley! Why not combine this dazzling event with some outstanding winter birding and wildlife viewing? Read more...