South Mainland

Meander through Lerwick the only town in Shetland, dating from the 1600s, as you travel to the most Southerly tip of the Shetland Mainland. 

View the fertile limestone community of Fladdabister, and the world’s best preserved 2,000-year-old Iron Age Broch, on the Island of Mousa.   In the tranquillity of Hoswick, visit Laurence Odie Knitwear and the Hoswick Visitor Centre or wander along the peaceful foreshore.  Then cross the 60 degrees North line of latitude and over to the rugged Atlantic coast. 

There you will take in the vista of St Ninian`s Isle, and hear the story of buried Pictish treasure, view white sandy beaches, and possibly seals, from the cliff road. 

Travel through 5,000 years of Shetland history at Jarlshof, one of Europe’s biggest and most complex archaeological sites, ranging from the New Stone Age up to the 1600s. 

Then your coach will climb up towards Sumburgh Head RSPB Reserve for panoramic vistas, seabird colony (May – July) and Shetland`s first lighthouse built by Robert Stevenson in 1821. 

Hear more of Shetland`s culture and heritage from your qualified local guide, on your return journey to Lerwick.