Shetland Islands Council is encouraging the area’s youngsters to learn more about its exciting past while getting out and about.
The authority has placed cartoon drawings of 10 vikings around the centre of Lerwick and in some of the town’s community spaces.
The “mini vikings” are an attempt to capitalise on the flurry of excitement that the annual Up Helly Aa fire festival brings to the community every year.
They will remain in place until the end of March, offering children plenty of time to discover the entire set.
The council has asked that, after finding one, people upload “selfie” photographs with the vikings to the Living Lerwick and Sport and Leisure Facebook pages, with hashtags #LetsgoLerwick and #uphellyaa.
The authority’s active schools manager, James Johnston, said: “The mini vikings are a fun way of sharing a valuable message about the importance of taking exercise, walking and being active.
“Evidence shows that one of the main reasons why children participate in sport and are generally active is because they see their parents doing it.
“This is a great way of sharing some exercise together as a family and having some fun at the same time.”