Norwick Up Helly Aa is the second of two Up Helly Aa’s to be held on Unst. The other is Uyeasound Up Helly Aa, taking place at the beginning of February. Norwick Up Helly Aa takes place each year, typically nearing the end of February. Visiting Unst for an Up Helly Aa will leave you with experiences and memories which will never be forgotten.

Please note that 2016’s festival will now take place on the later date 19th March 2016.

NORWICK UP HELLY AA – 19TH MARCH 2016

What is Up Helly Aa? Up Helly Aa is a celebration of Shetland’s norse heritage and a superb demonstration of spirit and dedication. A ‘ Guizer Jarl’ is selected for each year – the main spectacle of Up Helly Aa. It is a true honour to be selected as a Jarl, and is often a night none forget. Him and his squad work year round to organise Up Helly Aa through the creation of their Viking suits of armor, design of galley and organisation of procession and night time events which is showcased on the day. Designs are kept secret, and only revealed on the day!

 

Experience Norwick Up Helly Aa

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