Know Before You Go
Fetlar is nearer to Norway than the furthest Northern reaches of the UK. You can travel there by plane or overnight ferry from Aberdeen, Scotland. It is advisable to hire a car as public transport to Fetlar will only be one connection, once a day and you would need to stay overnight and travel back via the North Isles bus the following day at the earliest.
If you travel by car, you have more options as Fetlar is well served by an inter-island ferry. It is still a two and a half hour journey from mainland Lerwick to Fetlar, longer if you are arriving by plane at Sumburgh Airport. After miles of road, you will have to make two ferry crossings before you arrive on the remote island of Fetlar. The Bluemull Sound is the longest ferry ride from Gutcher, Yell to Fetlar - 20 mins - and can sometimes be a little rough due to competing tides in the Bluemull Sound. The inter-island ferry timetable can be hard to understand, so it might be worth studying it well before having to use it in a hurry! Accommodation is limited, so it is best to book in advance.