Up Helly Aa

+4 Destinations
Shetland Islands


  • Travel on through the Kingdom of Fife
  • Explore Shetland Islands
  • Enjoy the main town of Shetland
  • Visit the resting place of John Brown
Age range
5 to 99 year olds
Hotel, Berth / Cabin
Max Group Size
Coach / Bus, Ferry
Travel style
In-depth Cultural
Start and end in Edinburgh! With the in-depth cultural tour Up Helly Aa, you have a 6 day tour package taking you through Edinburgh, Scotland and 3 other destinations in Scotland. Up Helly Aa includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals and more.

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  • Up Helly Aa Viking Fire Festival
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Up Helly Aa Viking Fire Festival

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Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • Since I'm a single traveller, will you guarantee that I'll share room with another single traveller of the same gender?

      You can book as a solo traveller and you will be roomed with a same gender traveller.

    • How much will entry fees cost?

      We keep extra costs to a minimum and entry fees are always optional. You could expect to spend £8 - £10 a day if you visited all the attractions we stopped at.

    • What about meals?

      We’ll be stopping at some excellent and varied restaurants en route with traditional and contemporary options to suit every palate. We’ll never tell you where you have to eat. Instead, your Guide will be on hand to give you the locals’ tips on the best hidden gems and then the choice is yours

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    • Lynette12th April 2018
      I haven't travelled yet but from what I've seen so far I'm extremely happy I have chosen to travel with TourRadar. From my very first enquiry I was impressed. I had been researching a number of companies to find the right tour for us but all the others took their time in replying and I had to ask a number of times for information. The team at TourRadar were always prompt with answering me and very forthcoming with information. The website was easy to use and I was very impressed that it had so much information. What information I couldn't find on the website was quickly given to me once I asked. Would I refer TourRadar to my friends.....I already have! Now I can't wait to travel



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    Start and end in Edinburgh.
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    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $170 to confirm this Highland Explorer Tours booking. The remaining balance is then payable 50 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 12 December 2018 the full payment of $0 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 50 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $0 for Up Helly Aa, but the deposit of $170 is non-refundable.
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    Covering a total distance of approx 1,050 km.
    • Edinburgh (Scotland)
    • 483 km
    • Lerwick (Scotland)
    • 40 km
    • Shetland Islands (Scotland)
    • 40 km
    • Lerwick (Scotland)
    • 339 km
    • Aberdeen (Scotland)
    • 149 km
    • Edinburgh (Scotland)

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