Getting Around

If you want to see the best of Shetland, you’ll need a car. There are high quality roads in Shetland and regular inter-island ferries to the isles of Bressay, Whalsay, Yell, Unst and Fetlar.


If you need to hire a car, the local firms are: Bolts Car Hire and Star Rent-a-Car

Taxis, buses, ferries and inter-island flights

Information on Taxi operators and timetables for ferries, buses and inter-island flights are available on the Shetland Islands Council website

Sight-seeing boat trips

There are many boat tour operators as you get a spectacular view of the scenery and wildlife from the water. A selection of the local operators is below:



Getting to Shetland

You can travel to Shetland by air or sea. Flights are provided by Flybe and ferries are operated by Northlink Ferries.