You probably never thought of the Shetland Islands as a travel destination, and if you did, it may only be because of the famous miniature ponies of the same name. Or perhaps you’ve seen some episodes of the popular BBC “Shetland” detective series. What you may not realize is that these islands have some of the most spectacular scenery in the British Isles, historical sites that go back 5,000+ years, a hospitable and friendly population and diverse visitor amenities.
Check out our USATODAY 10Best Shetland Islands feature and discover the beauty of this lovely part of Scotland. View our SHETLAND ISLAND PHOTO GALLERY on our photography website for more photo images.