The capital of Scotland's Shetland Islands is a vibrant and energetic city coloured by grand Victorian houses and the region's namesake ponies. It is a cruise ship's primary entry to the Shetlands, a mosaic of over a hundred islands inhabited by about 22,000 people and an abundance of wildlife. It is a land shaped by the sea featuring views of dramatic sculptured cliffs and tranquil sandy bays. Explore more of Lerwick on a European cruise!
Port Name & Location Port of Lerwick Ship will DOCK at this port.
Time Zone BST (British Summer Time) UTC/GMT +1 hour
Language The local language is English.
Currency & Shopping British Pound (GPB) Native crafts, souvenirs, hand-made fudge and knitwear.
Best Way to Get Around While in Lerwick explore Croft House Museum, Fort Charlotte and take a tour of the Shetland islands and let local experts fill you in on the secrets of this fascinating region. Bicycle and bus available.
Famous For Known for its fishing heritage and annual fire festival, Lerwick is the main port of the Shetland Islands, located about 100 miles off mainland Scotland.
Fun Fact #1 Up-Helly-Aa is Lerwick's annual winter fire festival, which features a torch-lit parade of 1000 people and the burning of a replica Viking ship.
Fun Fact #2 Visit the Up-Helly-Aa exhibition to view pictures and videos of the annual Viking fire festival.