Up Helly Aa Fire
Festivals | Cultural, Up Helly Aa Fire Festival, January, Lerwick, Shetland, Scotland

Up Helly Aa, takes place in Lerwick, Shetland, on the last Tuesday in January every year. Up Helly Aa day involves a series of marches and visitations, culminating in a torch-lit procession and the burning of a galley.

Up Helly Aa is a community event, with countless volunteers contributing many hours each winter towards organising and planning the following year’s festival. Each festival involves a torchlit procession by squads of costumed participants (known as guizers) that culminates in the burning of Viking galley.

Our lifestyle team is on hand to provide a bespoke hospitality experience for our members at the Up Helly Aa Fire in Scotland. Our offering is catered to your heart's desire and we cover all aspects of your experience, from accommodation and transportation arrangements, to entertainment and local guides in Scotland.

EventUp Helly Aa Fire
CategoryCultural
OccurrenceAnnual
DateLate January 2021
Location Scotland
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