Up Helly Aa

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 6 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 18-95 yrs
  • max group size 20
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-30363
  • 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
  • +3
  • Up Helly Aa
  • Lerwick
  • Dunnottar Castle
  • St Andrews
  • Jarlshoff
  • Shetland
  • St Ninian’s Isle
  • Deeside & Royal Braemar
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The "Up Helly Aa" trip starts from and ends in Edinburgh. It is an explorer tour that takes 6 days taking you through Shetland Archipelago, Edinburgh and Aberdeen in Scotland. "Up Helly Aa" is a guided group trip that includes accommodation in hostels, transport and others.

Few have heard of it, let alone been. Our destination is Shetland in the far north of Scotland, where one of the most incredible festivals in Europe is held. On the last Tuesday of January, the town of Lerwick goes more than a little mad. Up Helly Aa is a lot more than a sub-arctic bonfire and booze-up. It’s a superb spectacle, a celebration of Shetland’s history and a triumphant demonstration of the islanders’ skills and spirit. Fifty helmeted Vikings, a burning Norse galley and an all-night party. Unmissable.
  • Day 1: Edinburgh To Aberdeen
  • Day 2: Lerwick
  • Day 3: Up Helly Aa
  • Day 4: Lerwick
  • Day 5: Lerwick To Aberdeen
  • Day 6: Aberdeen To Edinburgh
  • 5 Nights Accommodation (3 Nights Mixed-Gender Hostel, 2 Overnight Ferry)
  • All Transport Around Scotland in our Famous Yellow Bus
  • All Ferry Charges
  • Legendary Local Guide
  • Any international flights 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 tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy.
  • Meals are not included allowing you to keep your options open and eat according to your budget.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Up Helly Aa tour. You can cancel the tour up to 49 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 48 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 30 May 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 30 May 2024, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 48 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Up Helly Aa tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.


For this Up Helly Aa 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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