St Ninian's Isle

Scotland's Northernmost territory is the breath-taking Shetland archipelago.  

This idyllic collection of islands offers a a fascinating combination of natural and man made history, with features, species and landforms unique to this part of the world.

A few days exploring the Shetland Isles offers the opportunity to encounter stunning coastal landforms such as sea stacks, arches and tombolos unburdened by crowds.  A nature lovers paradise, the Shetland Isles are a haven for rare seabird species including the iconic puffin which nests amongst its craggy cliffs. 

Shetland features evidence of some of the earliest evidence of human occupation in Northern Europe through fascinating archaeological sites such as Jarlsof and Moussa Broch transporting you back to the Iron Age.  Discover Shetlands rich cultural heritage which borrows from both Scottish and Nordic culture to create a truly one of a kind cultural landscape, architectural style and set of traditions.  

The Shetland Isles are in part so unique as a result of their remote location, they lie 110 miles North of the Scottish mainland.  As a result tours to Shetland most commonly involve short haul flights from Aberdeen, ferry travel or a combination of both.  The ferry journey links both the Shetland and Orkney Isles with the Scottish mainland so many people choosing to tour Shetland elect to include Orkney as part of their trip also.  For more information on Orkney and the North East please have a look at our other tour pages in the menu bar or feel free to get in touch with any questions.