Up Helly Aa 2025

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  • duration 6 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 5-95 yrs
  • max group size 20
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-30881
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Ends Edinburgh, Scotland
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Shetland
  • Lerwick
  • St Andrews
  • Dunnottar Castle
  • St Ninian's Isle
  • Up Helly Aa
  • Cairngorms
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Starting and ending in Edinburgh, the "Up Helly Aa 2025" trip is a guided explorer trip that takes 6 days. You will travel through Lerwick, Edinburgh and Aberdeen in Scotland. "Up Helly Aa 2025" is a group trip which includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others.

Few have heard of it, let alone been. Our destination is the remote islands of Shetland in the far north of Scotland for one of the most incredible festivals in Europe. On the last Tuesday of January this traditional winter festival marks the lengthening of the days and the dawn of another year. Classic Scottish dancing, traditional Shetland music, the boat burning ceremony and torchlight procession makes for an unforgettable experience.

Please note that for our Up Helly Aa 2025 tour, the ferry from Aberdeen to Lerwick is in quad-share accommodation (four people in one room). You can upgrade to a private twin-room (two people in one room) at the time of booking.
  • Day 1: Edinburgh To Aberdeen
  • Day 2: Aberdeen To Lerwick
  • Day 3: Lerwick
  • Day 4: Lerwick
  • Day 5: Lerwick To Aberdeen
  • Day 6: Aberdeen To Edinburgh
  • 2 Overnight Ferries (Quad-Share Cabin - Private Twin-Room Upgrade Available at Time of Booking)
  • 3 Nights Hotel (twin-share)
  • 3 full Scottish Breakfasts
  • Passionate Local Guide
  • Guided Tour of Shetland
  • Free time in Lerwick
  • Any international flights to/from Edinburgh are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Up Helly Aa 2025 tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Up Helly Aa 2025 tour. You can cancel the tour up to 47 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 46 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 07 April 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 07 April 2024, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 46 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Up Helly Aa 2025 tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Up Helly Aa 2025 tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
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