Up Helly Aa is Shetland's famous fire festival, celebrating the Islands Norse Heritage, on the last Tuesday of January. A Viking longboat is built and set alight in the centre of Lerwick before a night of festivities begin!
I traveled with Haggis Adventures to the remote Shetland Islands, northeast of Scotland, to experience Up Helly Aa, the Viking Fire Festival held in Shetland every January. This may have been my best trip…EVER.
Up helly aa (Scotland) - On the 26th January 2016, participate in a torchlight procession to the resting spot of a viking boat. Gather around, sing a song and throw torches on the boat to set it on fire, that's Up helly aa! - Want to discover more hidden gems in Europe? All of them can be found on www.broscene.com