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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 Adventurous Kate

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 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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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

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from The Huffington Post

PHOTOS: Incredible Images From Viking Festival

Up Helly Aa Viking Festival Celebrated In Shetland, Scotland - On my list

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from Hand Luggage Only

How To See An Authentic Viking Festival And Cute Ponies In Scotland

How To See An Authentic Viking Festival And Cute Ponies In Scotland - Hand Luggage Only - Travel, Food & Home Blog

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