Central Shetland Tour with Shetland Explorer Tours

From £25 per adult

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April — September

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This tour gives you a true Shetland experience - a mixture of renowned Shetland views and a glimpse into the fascinating history of the islands, not forgetting our native Shetland ponies.

This tour takes you through the central part of Shetland. You will leave Lerwick and travel north along the east coast of Shetland. You will pass through the village of Girlsta, then branch off the main road to the west coast and pass through Kergord and the Weisdale valley. This is a fertile limestone landscape with some of Shetland’s few trees.

You still stop at the Wormadale Viewpoint, where you can see much of the west coast and on a fine day a view of Foula, lying 20 miles to the west of Shetland. You will then stop to visit Carol’s Shetland Ponies at Tingwall, and receive a short talk about the animals.

On the 2 hour tour you will make your way back to Lerwick at this point, stopping on the way at the Scalloway viewpoint where you can take photos of Scalloway and its harbour.

On the 3 hour tour you will spend some time in Scalloway, where you can visit the castle and the Scalloway Museum, which details the history of the Shetland Bus. You will have free time here to explore the rich history of the area. You will then head back to Lerwick, stopping at the Scalloway viewpoint on the way.

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Contact details

Shetland Explorer Tours
Lerwick Mainland, Shetland Shetland
Large Group (31+)
History Landscapes Wildlife

Tour prices


  • £25 Per Adult
  • £20 Per child
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Prices are subject to change depending on season

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Shetland Explorer Tours

Explore Shetland on one of our tours. We can help you discover Shetland's beautiful scenery, find out about our fascinating history and archaeology, encounter some of our wildlife and give you a taste of what it is like to be part of a small island community. We organise coach tours which can be booked online, or if you are looking for something a bit more personal we can organise a private tour to your requirements. Whether you are visiting Shetland for a day as part of your cruise or you are here for a longer holiday, we would love to help you explore our beautiful islands.

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All year round

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