|Geographical location||60 ° 36 '32 " N , 0 ° 52' 6" W|
|Highest elevation||Vord Hill
1.5 inhabitants / km²
Fetlar is one of the northern islands of the Shetland Islands off Scotland with a population of 61 at the census on March 27, 2011, a decrease of 25 compared to 2001. The most important place is Houbie on the south coast, home of the Fetlar Interpretative Center . One kilometer northwest of Houbie is Fetlar airfield , which is only used for emergencies and occasional charter flights. Of the Shetland Islands' twelve civil parishes , Fetlar is by far the lowest population and density.
The northern part of Fetlar is a bird sanctuary, home to skuas , snipe birds and snowy owls . Fetlar has
- prehistoric remains of several brochs and a promontory fort
- the chamber tombs on Vord Hill
- the stone circle of Hjaltadans
- the boat grave Giant's Grave
- the 2.3 m high menhir "Ripple Stone" at Leagarth house between Houbie and Aith
to offer. Another attraction on the island is Brough Lodge , built by Arthur Nicolson in the 1820s.
Ferries run from Oddsta on Fetlar to Gutcher on Yell and Belmont on Unst .
Thatcher's syndrome was recorded on this island in 1912 .