Hello and welcome to your Shetland Wool Adventure 2020!
Making your own way to our beautiful islands can be an adventure in itself so I’ve put together some hints, tips and information to help make the most of planning your trip to Shetland for the start of your woolly experience.
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I hope this helps and please let me know if you have any questions.
Once again thank you for joining me and I can't wait to meet you soon!
1. Tour start and finish times The tour starts with a welcome dinner on day one at 6.30pm at Peerie Shop Cafe and finishes at 12pm on the last day after the Shetland Textile Museum visit. It takes approximately one hour to get from/to the airport and you need to be there and checked in one hour prior to your flight.
2. Travel to Shetland
Flights to Sumburgh Airport in Shetland are operated by the long-established Scottish airline, Loganair. Their direct services to Shetland, the scheduled flight times and the maximum frequencies are as follows:
Aberdeen: 1 hour; up to 5 flights per day Bergen: 1 hour, summer, 1 flight on Wednesdays and Saturdays Edinburgh: 1 hour 30 minutes; up to 3 flights per day Glasgow: 1 hour 30 minutes; up to 2 flights per day Inverness: 1 hour 45 minutes; up to 2 flights per day; stops briefly in Orkney Kirkwall, Orkney: 40 minutes; up to 2 flights per day Manchester: 1 hour 35 minutes; 1 flight on Saturdays
For further details please click here. Loganair also have code share partners. The codeshare agreement with British Airways allows you to book flights to Shetland from any point in the BA worldwide network, using the BA website.
If you haven't booked your flights yet I would recommend booking as soon as possible as the planes are small and the prices increase closer to the departure date.
For information about travelling to Shetland by ferry please check here. Book your trip from Aberdeen to Shetland with NorthLink Ferries.
3. Transfer to your accommodation Stuart from Alder Lodge also does airport pick ups and drop offs - the cost is £45 one way (the airport is 25 miles from Lerwick). Stuart's email address is email@example.com
You can use public transport but please note that the buses don't always tie in with the flight times. When you arrive in Lerwick you'd get off at the Esplanade, walk south towards the Market Cross and then up Mounthooly Street.
There is also a mobile phone app called ZetTrans (Shetland Travel Information) which you can download from the App Store.
Or you can prebook a taxi here or here. The cost is approximately £50.00.
4. Additional time in Shetland The schedule for the tour is fairly busy so if you would like to spend some time exploring Shetland on your own I'd recommend arriving or leaving a day or two earlier/later.