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Adventure Shetland

Tour Info

At Adventure Shetland, we want your tour to be as tailored to your interests as possible, however we are more than happy to provide suggestions and highlights.

We specialise in archaeology, hiking, coastal walks and history in particular, however we can facilitate wildlife, photography and Shetland pony tours to suit.

Some Highlights

Uyea

Mousa

Mousa

Stunning coastline, and hike to Uyea. Beautiful beaches, and a true adventure.

A long hike over the hills of Shetland's north mainland leads to stunning views across the sandbar and the island of Uyea itself. A short scramble down the cliffs and - Paradise!

Mousa

Mousa

Mousa

Mousa Broch in the gloaming. The most complete broch anywhere in the world, archaeology heaven

Either a day trip to look at the famous broch and seals, or at night to see the Storm Petrels, Mousa is always worth the journey. A short boat trip is required to reach the island.

Unst

Mousa

Jarlshof and Sumburgh

The beach at Skeotaing, Unst. Shetland (and Britain's) most northerly island.

The island of Unst is famous for its Vikings, nature reserves, and for being Britain's most northerly everything, and so much more, with beaches, hill walking and archaeology galore.

Jarlshof and Sumburgh

Jarlshof and Sumburgh

Jarlshof and Sumburgh

The Laird's House at Jarlshof, a highlight of Shetland archaeology

Shetland's most famous archaeological site is a must, and there are lots of other places to see nearby, puffins and the lighthouse at Sumburgh Head, Old Scatness Broch, and more.

Shetland Ponies

Jarlshof and Sumburgh

Shetland Ponies

Shetland ponies, 'wild' in their island home

Shetland's diminutive equine residents have a unique charm all their own. If Shetland Ponies are your thing, we can facilitate that wish, with arranged, or 'wild' encounters.

Fethaland

Jarlshof and Sumburgh

Shetland Ponies

Fethaland, a former fishing station, and true adventure

A former fishing station might not sound like everyone's cup of tea, but there's a lot more to Fethaland than meets the eye. Stunning cliffs, a small lighthouse, and even a Viking age quarry.

The Lang Ayre

St Ninian's Isle

St Ninian's Isle

Dramatic cliffs plunge into the sea beyond the pebble beach of the Lang Ayre, Shetland

A hike over Ronas Hill (Shetland's highest at 450m) leads to the stunning Lang Ayre. A mile long, unspoiled pebble beach, with beautiful clear waters and dramatic cliffs

St Ninian's Isle

St Ninian's Isle

St Ninian's Isle

St Ninian's Isle. The best beach in Shetland?

Shetland's most famous stretch of sand links the Isle to the mainland. The Isle itself boasts a ruined chapel where Pictish silver treasure was discovered in 1959

Eshaness Cliffs

St Ninian's Isle

Eshaness Cliffs

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The cliffs at Eshaness are among Shetland's most photographed (as featured above) however there are are less well known gems to be found, such as the Grind o da Navir

Culswick Broch

Culswick Broch

Eshaness Cliffs

A wild camper has pitched their tent in the shadow of the Culswick Broch. An excellent adventure!

Tucked away on the west side lies the Culswick broch. On top of a prominent hill overlooking the Atlantic, the broch requires a causeway crossing to access - a unique adventure

The Pink Pool

Culswick Broch

The Pink Pool

Exciting cliff scenery at the pink pool and natural arch, Dunrossness, Shetland.

The Pink Pool is the very definition of a hidden gem, in the south mainland. Sitting directly below a natural arch, algae in the water gives the pool bright pink hue in the summer months.

Breckon Sands

Culswick Broch

The Pink Pool

The stunning expanse of sand at Breckon in Yell, another candidate for Shetland's best beach.

Another stunning shell sand beach, on the northern island of Yell. With a scientifically important dune complex, Breckon is an undervisited highlight in the North Isles.

Shetland island and coastline scenery at Gunnister, Northmavine. A coastal walk paradise.

Further Information

Important

We endeavour to make your Shetland adventure as enjoyable and safe an experience as possible. However, in order to make this easier, there are a few things we ask of you in return.


The weather in Shetland can be extremely changeable, even in the summer, so it is vital to wear good outdoor clothing and stout footwear. We have a saying in the islands - "It's better to hae it as want it!" - essentially saying its better to be over provisioned than under. You can always take layers off, and there's nothing more miserable than being cold and wet, and we don't want to have to cut your adventure short on account of the wrong clothing for the conditions.


Depending on the tour locations, there is a high chance of encountering rough, rocky and uneven ground, and on the other hand boggy wet conditions, often on the same walk or hike. As a result, its important to wear the right footwear as mentioned above. However, it is also important to stay with your guide and not wander off. We don't want to be calling emergency services to remote areas because someone has wandered off and become stuck, lost or hurt.


On some tours it will be possible to visit a local cafe or restaurant for food, however for more remote locations this will not always be practical, so you will need to provide your own. This will be made clear at the time of booking however, and your guide will check you have enough food and water with you prior to your tour departure.


Any other issues or technical considerations will be discussed in the confirmation email from your guide during the booking process.


Pricing:

As all tours are conducted on a bespoke basis, we cannot provide standard pricing. Tour prices will vary from tour to tour depending on location and requirements, and will be discussed with you during the booking process.

All ferry fares, entry fees etc. will be included within the costs of the tour, should any such charges be applicable.


Cancellations:

Should you wish to cancel a tour for any reason the following charges will be applied:

Greater than 1 week notice: no surcharge

1 week to 48 hours notice: a 50% surcharge will be applied

Less than 48 hours notice: a 100% surcharge will be applied


All tour bookings are subject to these conditions

Bookings

If we piqued your interest in a tour with us, you can book by following the link below.


All bookings subject to availability and confirmation by email.