The Shetland Islands may seem remote – they are located 100 miles from the north coast of mainland Scotland, and are nearer to Norway than London! In Shetland you’ll have an experience like no other. There’s a rich musical heritage, amazing scenery, superb wildlife and Vikings – Shetland’s most famous event is a Viking Fire Festival called Up Helly Aa! There are other great adventures to be had in Shetland – why not build a sandcastle at St Ninian’s Isle – an Island joined to the mainland by a narrow strip of sand? Or stroke a Shetland pony, or try to spot an otter? At Sumburgh Head you’ll find a fenced off bird-cliff, where your children are safe to come face to face with puffins. You can also explore a lighthouse or a castle, or visit a beach where the only other sunbathers are seals! Take a boat to the island of Mousa, where a nearly intact Iron Age broch, a fortress, stands 13m high as it has for nearly 2,500 years.