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Vikings in full armour (Jane Barlow/PA)

Vikings in full armour (Jane Barlow/PA)

The Guizer Jarl with his burning Galley at the Shetland Islands Viking Fire Festival

Shetland's Up Helly Aa celebrates grand old Viking centuries in traditional style. See the World's greatest fire festival, an amazing blaze of Nordic glory.

Up Helly Aa celebrates the influence of the Scandinavian Vikings in the Shetland Islands and has employed this theme in the festival since 1870. The event culminates with up to 1,000 'guizers' (men in costume) throwing flaming torches into their Viking longboat

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Up Helly Aa celebrates the influence of the Scandinavian Vikings in the Shetland Islands and has employed this theme in the festival since The event culminates with up to 'guizers' (men in costume) throwing flaming torches into their Viking longboat

Up Helly Aa Fire Festival          Where: Edinburgh, Scotland  When: End of January  What: This one is about as insane as you'd expect a celebration of the Viking New Year to be; people dress up as Viking warriors, go tar-barreling, storm around with torches, drinking heavily, and eventually, burn a replica Viking ship (of course).  Via: escapenormal.com

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Up Helly Aa | Elaine Maslin - boats, biscuits and... energy

Up Helly Aa

Up Helly Aa | Elaine Maslin - boats, biscuits and... energy

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the burning of a replica Viking galley at Up Helly Aa 2013

Up Helly Aa  Torch bearers at Up Helly Aa, Shetland, Scotland. Credit: Caroline Heard.

Europe: Torch bearers at Up Helly Aa, Shetland, Scotland.

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