Am married to a seriously keen amateur astronomer - and seeing the Northern Lights (again) is high on his agenda, as well as having dark skies for astronomy.
Yes, I know all the caveats about seeing the Northern Lights (or not!), but this is peak solar maximus whatever. Going to Iceland for a few days is prohibitively expensive, although I'm not sure getting to the Shetland Isles is really any cheaper!
Anyway, does anyone know if any of the hotels / b&bs are geared up for astronomy - ie owning telescopes that they let guests use? Is there an astronomy society on the island?
Has anyone managed to see the Northern Lights recently? (out of interest)