Northern Islands

Fair Isle

The most remote inhabited island in the UK, famed for its seabirds and fabulous knitwear

Getting here

Fair Isle lies between Shetland and Orkney.
Address Fair Isle Shetland ZE2 9JU OS Ref: HZ210720

Get directions

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The mail boat Good Shepherd IV operates regularly during summer between North Haven on Fair Isle to Grutness Pier near Sumburgh in Shetland (with a few sailings to Lerwick). The boat carries 12 passengers and takes about 2½ hours to Fair Isle. For bookings, phone 01595 760363.

Airtask (formerly known as Directflight) offer the only year-round scheduled air service to Fair Isle, taking up to 7 passengers. Visit their website for timetables, fares and phone number.