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Up Helly Aa in Shetland — Possibly My Best Adventure Yet!

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.

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from RoutePerfect Blog

The 10 Best Festivals Across Europe

The top 10 best festivals in Europe

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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!

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from Boston.com

Fiery European Festivals

Up Helly Aa Festival, Lerwick, Shetland Islands

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Viking Yule | Shetland’s Viking Fire Festival – Up Helly Aa

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from BuzzFeed

Shetland's "Up Helly Aa" Fire Festival Looks Like The Best Festival On Earth

PROUD VIKING WARRIORS. | Shetland's "Up Helly Aa" Fire Festival Looks Like The Best Festival On Earth

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A Viking Festival Pictures - The Up Helly Aa fire festival in Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Scotland

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Up Helly Aa - Shetland, Scotland. Europe's Largest Fire Festival

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A red-haired 'Viking' at Up Helly Aa. Picture: Getty

from near the lighthouse

Shetland: A place where The Vikings ships are still burning

"Up Helly Aa" refers to any of a variety of fire festivals held in Shetland, in Scotland, annually in the middle of winter to mark the end of the yule season.

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