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Puffins and Picturesque Shetland

Enjoy the beauty the Shetland landscape has to offer, visit one of Europe’s most highly impressive archaeological sites (Jarlshof) and one of the most easily accessible seabird colonies in Britain, holding roughly 5000 of a bird colony.

3.5 hour tour

Sumburgh head is Shetland’s first lighthouse and a RSPB reserve of mostly seabirds breeding in the cliffs. Jarlshof covers many different people and periods making it quite unique. You will witness hundreds of puffins close up as well as other birds through most of the Spring and Summer. Looking down to the sea you see dolphins, mink and humpback whales, grey seals and porpoises. Passing through varying small settlements in the South of the Islands with a photo stop to observe Mousa – the best-preserved broch (ancient dwelling potentially defensive) in existence. You will also have a stop at Rerwick beach where the stunning scenery will bring camera’s out for sure, with luck there will be seals relaxing on the beach in quantity. A short scenic tour of Lerwick the capital of Shetland and most northerly town in the British Isles, with strong connections to our Norse heritage and built on by the fishing industry - Lerwick began to rise in the 1600’s and gradually took over from the ancient capital of Scalloway.