Douglas Sinclair looking out over the Lerwick Lodberries

Up Helly Aa photos

The head of the Viking Galley

The head of the Viking Galley

The procession of Guizers

The procession of Guizers

Lerwick harbour & town in 2004

Up Helly Aa Trail

The world famous Up Helly Aa fire festival is held annually in Lerwick on the last Tuesday in January when Shetlanders celebrate their Scandinavian past. Let the history of the 'Viking' festival unfold before you. This is an experience not to be missed.

Tours leave from:

The Tourist Information Centre,
Market Cross,


2pm - 4pm,
May - September
(other times by arrangement)


Adult - £17
Child - £9
(includes admission to Galley Shed)