Up Helly Aa Festival in Lerwick, Shetland Islands

Where? Lerwick, Shetland Islands

When? 28th January 2014

Up Helly Aa is an annual Festival that originates from the 1880's and is is held in Lerwick, Shetland Islands.

It's Europe’s largest fire Festival and involves...
  • A series of marches and visitations.
  • The Festival culminates in a full sized Viking Galley, complete with shields and oars.
  • The Viking Galley is pulled by a torch-lit procession leading to the beach.
  • Featuring locals dressed as Viking warriors. 
  • The Galley is set alight and thereafter hours of performing acts and dancing in halls follows.

Further information: www.uphellyaa.org