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Bus shelter
Baltasound, Unst, Shetland © Les Sinclair

FAR-FLUNG SHETLAND

From £90 per adult

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January — December

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Scotland's final frontier - next stop the Arctic! Day trip to the islands of Yell and Unst, the most northerly isles in the United Kingdom.

Meet your tour guide then travel to the far north of Shetland - and Britain - on this tour to Yell and Unst.

From Toft, a ferry crossing to Yell, 2nd largest of the Shetland Islands. Look out for otters and whales - often seen in these waters.

On Yell, your tour guide will take you to visit Burravoe with its 17th Century Old Haa, now a museum. Continuing north we reach Gutcher and catch our second ferry - to Unst, the island on which your tour guide lives!

On Britain's most northerly island, we explore Muness Castle, built by the notorious Laurence Bruce.

In Baltasound, you can post a card from the most northerly Post Office in Britain - with a special postmark stating this. Have a seat in the world's most famous bus shelter. Your guide will be happy to take a photo of this!

In Haroldswick, Unst Heritage Centre depicts island life over the years, while Unst Boat Haven, with its collection of small boats, tells the long story of fishing in these northern waters. 

Driving up Saxavord, Muckle Flugga lighthouse comes into view - the final outpost of Britain. From here are stupendous views over northern Shetland.

Before heading home, your tour guide will take you down to beautiful, sandy Norwick beach where a section of Oceanic crust has pushed up to expose the ancient seabed.

Finally, it's down the west side of Yell, to the Mainland, where your tour guide will drop you off wherever you wish.

Contact details

Roundabout Shetland
Daala-mist
Longfield
Dunrossness
Shetland
United Kingdom
ZE2 9JH
Starting
Lerwick Mainland, Shetland Shetland
Length
1
Day
Transport
Driver guide
Type
Small Group (1-16)
Languages
English
Themes
Archaeology Castles Geology Gin History Island Hopping Landscapes

Tour prices

From

  • £90 Per Adult
  • £63 Concession
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Prices are subject to change depending on season

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Roundabout Shetland

Our islands are beautiful: peaceful, vibrant and friendly. A tour of Shetland with our professionally-qualified, local guide ensures your visit is enjoyable and memorable. Tour Shetland in our comfortable, 7-seater vehicle on your very own, personalised tour. We provide half-day, whole-day, and multi-day tours. During your tour, be informed – and entertained – as you explore prehistoric and Viking sites, castles, geological wonders, lonely beaches; seabird crowded cliffs. Have your own coach or vehicle? Our guide can step onto your vehicle and guide you through our islands.

Opening times

Mon-Sun: 08.00 - 20.00

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