"Shetland has an amazing quality of light, especially in Winter"
Scenic landscapes are not hard to come by in Shetland. The coastline, hills, lochs and even the towns and villages can have a wonderful aesthetic. These landscapes are all enhanced by the quality of light you experience at 60° north, especially in Winter when the sun is very low in the sky.
I find Shetland's coastal scenery immensely dramatic. There are over 1000 miles of coastline, and much of this is very exposed to the harshest of elements. Such conditions have created some stunning rock formations and dramatic cliffscapes.
Hundreds of beaches can be found strewn along the coastline of Shetland. There is a plenitude of sandy & rocky beaches, including some fantastic examples of tombolo beaches which connect islands to the mainland by a sandy or rocky bar.