What iconic item is lit ablaze at the culmination of the Up Helly Aa festival in Scotland's Shetland Islands?
- A bonfire of kilts
- A traditional Viking longship
On the final Tuesday in January every year, Scotland's Shetland Islands main port, Lerwick, is home to the Up Helly Aa fire festival. This largest of Europe's fire festivals celebrates the region's Viking heritage with traditional dance and music and a procession by torch-light that one must witness to appreciate fully. The culmination of the festival sees over 1,000 costumed "guizers" throw their burning torches into a "galley," the traditional Viking longship. Source: TravelAway.me
- Wooden replica of a Scottish castle
- A stack of Scottish bagpipes