Postcards From Shetland!

Shetland was a Viking Settlement, lest we forget!

My most recent travels took me to a part of the world that I knew existed but I didn’t know what to expect from it. Shetland Islands came at me like a delicious dash of cold breeze on a hot and humid day. 2019 has been a tough year for me and all I needed was to be in a place that made me forget my “real” life and let me be… Shetland proved to be exactly that and much more!

Politically speaking Shetland is in the UK and is a part of Scotland but geographically and historically, it is closer to Norway than the UK mainland. This should give you a fair idea about the wonderfully complex amalgamation of cultures, food and people that these islands have to offer. And if that wasn’t enough, nature blessed it with a beauty so raw that it kind of tugs at your heart and makes you want to cry and laugh at the same time.

It’s a great place to practice niksen or achieve mindfulness or meditate, it’s a place that truly puts you in touch with your inner self.

Skidbladner – The Viking Long Boat
Being a fan of the TV show “Vikings”, I couldn’t be more excited to see a real life Long Boat!
View from Jarlshof
Meal Beach on a Lovely Sunny Day
Victoria Pier, Lewick
Road from Sumburgh to Lerwick
St Ninian’s Island
The Tombolo connecting the Mainland to St Ninian’s Island
Wildlife on the Hermaness Nature Reserve Trail
North End of the Hermaness Nature Reserve Trail

These pictures do not do justice to the actual beauty of Shetland but I tried my best! I could not capture the essence of the place through by camera but I am hoping I came close…


  1. kalnmh56 says:

    Excellent pictures. Pictures speak a thousand words. Very humble of you to say that these are not the best. However, the blog still looks incomplete. Looking forward to the next one on how to reach there and to spend holidays there and how many days. Thanks

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    1. Hey thank you so much Prabhat for the kind words 🙂 You are right there’s a lot more coming…

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