Where can I go for help in finding accommodation?

The voluntary committee of the Shetland Folk Festival only organise accommodation for those people who are performing at the Festival. We do not organise accommodation for members travelling to the Festival. Most Festival-goers decide to base themselves in Shetland's capital, Lerwick although there is accommodation available throughout the isles.

For help on finding B&Bs, guesthouses and other hotels, please visit the Shetland Visitor website (www.shetlandvisitor.com) or Visit Scotland on the details below. Booking accommodation in advance of arriving in Shetland is highly recommended.

Visit Scotland Shetland Office 
Market Cross

Telephone +44 (0)870 1999440+44 (0)870 1999440+44 (0)870 1999440
Fax +44 (0)1595 69 5807
email: info@visitshetland.com

There is an AWARD WINNING youth hostel available just across the road from the Festival Club at Islesburgh House. For more details please contact Islesburgh by email on islesburgh@shetland.gov.uk or telephone +44 (0)1595  745100+44 (0)1595  745100+44 (0)1595  74510044 (0)1595  745100. On doing so, please state that you are travelling up for the Festival.

The Queens and Grand Hotels are offering special rates to those attending concerts for the festival in 2019 and 2020 to £50.00 per single room per night, £70.00 per twin/double room for two persons, per night and £50.00 per twin/double room for sole use, per night. All to include bed, breakfast and VAT. Please contact the hotel direct quoting "Festival".

For more information contact the hotel directly: Telephone +44 (0) 1595 692826 Fax : 44 (0) 1595 694048 or email info@kgqhotels.co.uk.

The Scalloway Hotel in the village of Scalloway is worth checking out for festival deals.. Email info@scallowayhotel.com.

There are also campsites available in Shetland, but unfortuately there is no campsite in the main town of Lerwick at this presemt time. Please note: Shetland weather conditions can be variable in the month of May!. If you have a camper van there will be spots in Lerwick that are suitable for parking overnight.