You can get to Shetland both by boat and by plane.
The airport at Sumburgh is at the southern tip of the Shetland mainland, about 25 miles from Lerwick. There are also frequent charter flights linked to the oil and gas industry, mostly operated by Eastern Airways, these operate out of Sumburgh and out of the smaller airfield at Scatsta near the Sullom Voe plant.
|Northlink's Hrossey leaving Bressay Sound|
Once you get to the Shetland Islands, you then have options for getting to the other islands in the group. There are air links from a little airfield at Tingwall near Lerwick, provided by DirectFlight on behalf of Shetland Islands Council, to the more remote islands (Fair Isle, Foula, Out Skerries and Papa Stour) using Britten Norman Islanders.
|Good Shepherd IV arriving Fair Isle|
There are lots of Shetland related posts on the blog, try this one for starters.
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