February 6, 2010

Viking festival in Lerwick, Shetland Islands - Telegraph

Although visiting the Shetland Islands in January might not be ultimate vacation, if I were to go there in January, I'd want to be sure to visit during the last Tuesday in January.  It looks like it might be a great experience.

Up Helly Aa: Viking festival in Lerwick, Shetland Islands
Members of the Viking Jarl Squad march with burning torches during the annual Up Helly Aa Festival, Lerwick, Shetland Islands. Up Helly Aa celebrates the influence of the Scandinavian Vikings in the Shetland Islands and has employed this theme since 1870. Up Helly Aa is held on the last Tuesday in January every year, whatever the weather

1 comment:

kwannon said...

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