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From January to March each year, communities across the Shetland Islands, come together for a whole series of spectacular and unique fiery celebrations starting off in Scalloway (Scallowaa) on January 13th 2023 and ending up in Delting on the 17th March.

Shetland’s Viking past comes to life as communities across the islands come together for a night of Viking dress. alcohol (of course), singing, burning torches through the streets and dancing to traditional Shetland music.

The Unst Uyeasound Up Helly Aa takes place in Uyeasound on 10th February 2023
The Unst Norwick Up Helly Aa takes place in Norwick on 25th to 26th February 2023

We hope you will join us in celebrating our Viking heritage.

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