Shetland, "where Scotland meets Scandinavia", is of the three largest islands of Great Britain. The island is also one of the most popular routes of the region with its green nature, wide coastline, sandy beaches and a geography embracing nature. "Mainland" is known as the largest of the islands in the region where the North Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean.
The highest point of Shetland consisting of flat terrains is the Ronas Hill, which reaches 450 meters in height. The oceanic climate is influential throughout the Shetland. The temperature ranges from 3 to 14 degrees all the year round. Although it is not a very common occurrence, the temperature may sometimes decrease to minus degrees in the winter months. Rainfall is influential especially during the transitional periods between seasons on the island. If you are planning to travel Shetland and its surroundings, it would be beneficial for you to have goods such as raincoats and umbrellas for almost all seasons. The weather in the region is cloudy and windy throughout the year. It is likely to see thick fog during the summer months.
Shetland's economy is highly based on agriculture and fisheries. Natural gas and tourism are also gradually playing an important role in the economy of island. The service sector is gaining more and more importance for economic activities of the island. One of the most important factors in the development of tourism activities in and around the island is that the name "Shetland" is frequently mentioned in the popular travel guides. On that account, many passenger ships carry passengers here from the United Kingdom and other European countries ever year.