An island-hopper’s dream: Exploring the Shetlands

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Right in the middle of the triangle drawn in the North Atlantic by Scotland, Norway and the Faroe Islands lie the Shetland Islands, jutting up from the water like a crocodile’s back. They’re mysterious, often shrouded in fog and blessed with an endless horizon. The archipelago consists of over 100 islands, with 16 of them inhabited. Most of the Shetlands’ 20,000 people lives on Mainland, the main island. The locals compensate for their thin numbers with a strong sense of community. For the rough weather, they knit their own woollen garments by hand. Whoever travels to the Shetlands will quickl…

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