What we love about Shetland
It would be an understatement to say that the impact which Shetland has had on us is nothing short of life-changing.
From the wild landscapes and breath-taking scenery, to the plethora of stunning white sand beaches and skyscraper rocky cliff stacks, Shetland is mesmerising no matter where you turn.
Never being more than three miles from the ocean makes it a cetacean-fanatic's dream and besides marine mammals, there is a huge amount of other wildlife to encounter – the bird life is sensational.
The locals are really friendly, warm and welcoming - and extremely helpful particularly if your van gets stuck down a muddy track late on a Sunday evening! (As happened).
It is such a treat to feel so connected to nature, especially experiencing Shetland’s long summer days known as the Simmer Dim.
We loved our time on the islands and certainly didn't want to leave, so it isn’t a surprise that we are already planning our next visit to be as soon as we can.
Read more about Charlotte and Nick's whale watching adventures in Shetland.