Getting to Shetland

By Air: Use the British Airways network which connects to Shetland through the main Scottish airports of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Inverness. There are regular flights most days. Also see Atlantic Airways. 

By Sea:
Northlink Ferries operates a comfortable overnight car ferry from Aberdeen to Lerwick. There are sailings every day. 

Getting to Unst & Keenlee

The inter island ferries are very busy in summer. If travelling by car it is advisable to book by phoning the Ferry Office Tel: 01957 722259.

From Sumburgh Airport

Take the A970 north to Lerwick, then follow signs for the North Isles. At Voe, turn right onto the A968 to Toft. This journey which takes approx. 2 hours (49 miles / 79 km).

The first ferry crossing is from Toft to Ulsta.
Take the ferry to Ulsta in Yell. The ferry crossing to Yell takes approx. 20 minutes.
Follow the main road from Ulsta to Gutcher ferry terminal which takes approx. 25/30 minutes (18 miles / 29 km).

The second ferry crossing is from Gutcher to Belmont . (If you have to wait at Gutcher, make sure you pop into the Wind Dog Café.

The ferry crossing to Belmont , Unst takes approximately 10minutes.

On leaving the ferry at Belmont , take the A968 to Baltasound.
Drive through Baltasound following signs for Haroldswick.  At the Unst Bus Shelter (it’s a rather unusual bus shelter and is currently decorated in a “flower theme”) turn right from the Haroldswick road to Little Hamar and Keen of Hamar.  ‘Keenlee’ is approximately 1/3 mile from the junction. This journey takes approx. 20 minutes (7 miles/10.5 km).

Keenlee is the second house on the right-hand side of the road and the house name is displayed.  

From Lerwick, Holmsgarth Ferry Terminal

On leaving the ferry terminal, turn right onto the
A968 north to Toft. Follow directions as above. This journey takes approx. 1 hour (28.1 miles/45.2km)