Our tour of Shetland’s south Mainland will take in scenic beaches, archaeology, wildlife, knitwear and local history.
We will take in several sites of historic interest including views of Mousa Broch - the finest example of an Iron age broch in existence and a guided tour of Jarlshof, a fascinating prehistoric archaeological site featuring settlements from periods ranging from the Neolithic era to the 16th century.
Entry to Jarlshof site is payable by client, approx £6.00.
From there we will visit Sumburgh Head, with its dramatic high cliffs teeming with thousands of seabirds including the famous puffins (or “Tammie Nories” as we call them in Shetland). There will perhaps be sightings of orcas, dolphins or minke whales.
Heading back north, the tour stops off in Hoswick, a small village which boasts a lot to see: we’ll stop at the visitor centre and knitwear and learn about the local whaling history and knitwear, which is produced in the nearby factory.
We’ll then head back to Shetland’s main town, Lerwick, and spend a short time visiting the picturesque “Lodberries” including hidden smugglers tunnels, which date back to the 17th century and have their foundations built in the sea.
Tour consists of easy walking over short distances.
Refreshments available to purchase, comfort stop available.
up to 4 people, £50.00 per hour
5 - 15 people, £75.00 per hour
I am a born and bred Shetlander with extensive knowledge of our spectacular Islands ,friendly and passionate with over 22 years in the tourism industry. Let me take you on a tour whether it be quick snapshot or a whole day out to discover our hidden treasures and breathtaking scenery full of History and Nature. I can make the most of your visit and you will maybe pick up our unique dialect on the way!
All Year Round
Walking, History, Wildlife, Geology, Archaeology
Departs: Mainland, Shetland, Shetland
Enjoy a private tour in an executive car. Tours can include: -walking to visit...