The average price of a 7-day trip to Shetland Islands is $1,429 for a solo traveler, $2,566 for a couple, and $4,811 for a family of 4. Shetland Islands hotels range from $60 to $274 per night with an average of $106, while most vacation rentals will cost $210 to $510 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Flesland Airport (BGO) are between $653 and $946 per person for economy flights and $2,049 to $2,969 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $49 to $87 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

 

 

The Cheapest Times to Visit Shetland Islands, GB

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to BGO and stay in a Shetland Islands hotel:

  • January 1st to April 1st
  • May 7th to May 27th
  • October 1st to December 9th

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Shetland Islands is usually late February and early March.

 

Average Shetland Islands Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Shetland Islands for a week is $1,197-$2,172($171-$310 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $49 to $87 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $398 to $795 for economy

Lodging: $76 to $101 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $105 to $128 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Shetland Islands for a week is $2,448-$3,878($350-$554 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $98 to $174 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $796 to $1,590 for economy

Lodging: $76 to $101 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $105 to $128 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Shetland Islands for a week is $3,846-$6,846($549-$978 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $196 to $348 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,592 to $3,180 for economy

Lodging: $152 to $202 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $147 to $205 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Shetland Islands

How cheap can you make a vacation to Shetland Islands? The cheapest trip to Shetland Islands is about $98 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 1% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $21 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $52.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit Shetland Islands for a week is $685-$1,477($98-$211 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $23 to $46 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $398 to $795 for economy

Lodging: $52 to $60 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $21 to $51 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Shetland Islands for a week is $1,244-$2,594($178-$371 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $46 to $92 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $796 to $1,590 for economy

Lodging: $52 to $60 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $21 to $51 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Shetland Islands for a week is $2,428-$5,188($347-$741 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $92 to $184 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,592 to $3,180 for economy

Lodging: $104 to $120 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $32 to $77 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is harder to travel to Shetland Islands cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Shetland Islands Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in Shetland Islands.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Shetland Islands for a week is $2,454-$10,192($351-$1,456 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $93 to $174 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $987 to $2,242 for first class

Lodging: $136 to $274 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $510 to $1,122 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Shetland Islands for a week is $4,092-$13,652($585-$1,950 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $186 to $348 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,974 to $4,484 for first class

Lodging: $136 to $274 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $510 to $1,122 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Shetland Islands for a week is $8,184-$23,266($1,169-$3,324 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $372 to $696 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,948 to $8,968 for first class

Lodging: $272 to $548 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $714 to $1,571 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Shetland Islands Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Shetland Islands is higher than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Shetland Islands due to very high property costs. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Shetland Islands Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on Shetland Islands hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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Percent of rentals

There are a healthy amount of vacation rentals serving all budgets in Shetland Islands.

 

Flight Costs to Shetland Islands

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $946 average in early August to a low of $653 in late February and early March. Median flight price is $576. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Shetland Islands our data includes 154 originating airports, and 101 airlines. The area has average variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Shetland Islands from an airport like Henry E. Rohlsen (STX) in Christiansted, VI (the United States) for an average $10,534 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Sola (SVG) in Stavanger (Norway) at an average of just $143.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Departure Day Prices
Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Monday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Monday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Shetland Islands, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $292, so you can easily save about 45% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around Shetland Islands can easily cost $340 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $23 per person. Private tours can cost $684 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

 

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