You may have seen the images of torches, vikings and a burning galley as Lerwick celebrated Up Helly Aa yesterday but did you know this is only one of many winter fire festivals in Shetland?
There are several rural Up Helly Aa celebrations which may be smaller but are no less spectacular. Often these have the burning of the galley in the sea which is a beautiful site and can make for better photos than you can get in Lerwick.
If you are thinking of visiting we have accommodation from £14 pppn at the Bridge End Outdoor Centre.
Nesting and Girlsta Up Helly Aa9th Feb 2018 (10 days after Lerwick) 7.30pm
Uyeasound Up Helly Aa16th Feb 2018 (Usually second Friday of Feb but Jarl decides on date each year) 8pm
Northmavine Up Helly Aa16th Feb 2018 (Third Friday of Feb) 8pm
Bressay Up Helly Aa23rd Feb 2018 (Last Friday of Feb) 8pm
Cullivoe Up Helly Aa23rd Feb 2018 (Last Friday of Feb) 7pm
Norwick Up Helly Aa24th Feb 2018 (Last Saturday of Feb) 7.30pm
South Mainland Up Helly Aa9th Mar 2018 (Second Friday of Mar)
Walls Junior Up Helly Aa10th Mar 2018 (Second Saturday of Mar) 7.30pm
Delting Up Helly Aa16th Mar 2018 (Third Friday of Mar)7pm