“Immaculate, well situated and superbly furnished/fitted” Brekka lodge has everything you would find at home, and more. The kitchen was extremely well kitted out, everywhere was impressively clean and tidy, and the sight of oyster-catchers feeding on the lawn outside the window (plus you own 'personal' beach) made the location perfect for us.
Lying 100 miles off the Scottish mainland, the archipelago of islands known as the Scotland Isles have a rich, Norse heritage and some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. Why not search for your perfect holiday rental in the Shetland Isles today?
About the Shetland Isles
This archipelago of over 100 islands is sparsely populated, with only 15 of the islands inhabited. From the mainland to Unst, Scotland’s northernmost inhabited island with its Viking heritage, Shetland actually lies closer to Scandinavia than Scotland. Even the dialect here has a Scandinavian lilt, and there are reminders of the region’s Viking roots around every corner.
What to Do
Head to Sumburgh Head RSPB Reserve, Shetland’s most easily-accessible seabird colony, where you can see birds such as razorbills and puffins in their natural habitat – you may even spot seals, if you’re lucky!
Because Shetland is closer to the North Pole than anywhere else in the UK, it’s the best place to see the Northern Lights between October and March.
Top Shetland Isles Travel Tips
Come here in January and you might catch the Up Helly Aa Festival, a series of fire festivals held in Lerwick on the last Tuesday in January each year, marking the end of the Yule season.
The stunning Shetland Isles are the perfect destination for a relaxing break – find your perfect holiday rental in the Shetland Isles today.
Top Destination reviews
16 Mounthooly Street, Lerwick, Shetland Islands
Superb accommodation in a lovely part of town
We thoroughly enjoyed using this lovely house for our week long stay in the Shetlands. It was the perfect location for walks, visiting the sea and very quiet at night. The owner really thought of everything, from the clear signing on how things worked, to all mod cons. The living area was large and spacey and the kitchen superbly equipped. Highly recommended. …
Voortrekker Self Catering Apartment 1
A little piece of paradise
This little studio apartment is set in the most wonderful of locations, with landscape views of the east coast of Shetland and only 10 minutes from the airport.
The apartment itself has all the amenites required for your stay, all you really need to provide for yourself is food. There is good wifi, and there is also good mobile signal (4G on both vodafone and EE). There is readily available parking at the property.
The owners are very welcoming and although i didnt converse with them much, they are on site if you have any issues. I would definitely recommend the property and would of course consider staying here again should i return in the future. …
Really enjoyed the peace and quiet of the island,Magnus is a lovely guy,we were lucky enough to meet his wife who is equally friendly.to stay here you really need to plan ahead,make sure you have plenty of food/drink for extra days incase you can’t leave when planned,you really are in the hands of the weather,towels and bedding tea coffee and cleaning products there but that is all,it’s no trouble taking stuff out there though,Magnus takes you from the boat to the cottage,you park at the little harbour of walls.£5.40 per person per crossing,such a bargain. …
Lund, Flat 2, Gardies Courts, Lerwick, Shetland
Shetland is a beautiful place to visit ,you have wonderful views glorious beaches
and very friendly people .Not many shops makes it even more appealing.Our
apartment was just perfect modern very very clean everything we needed was there
and a perfect view. Did not want to leave and will be back spring next year. …
Craigielea Apartment 3, Lerwick, Shetland
We stayed for 5 nights in this amazing apartment. Well equiped clean comfortable added extras milk bread cheese and ham on arrival. Teabags and coffee. Loved it and I would go back any time. …
Very comfortable, clean, spaceous, modern and well equipped home from home. Ideal central location. Very helpful and friendly owner. Really couldn't ask for a better holiday rental experience. Would highly recommend to others. Thank you! …