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Region: Orkney and Shetland Isles
Trip Type: Wildlife
Max Group Size: 8
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Join us on an unforgettable walking journey to the Shetland Isles, a little-visited archipelago of more than 100 exposed islands lying far north of the Scottish mainland, as close to Norway as they are to Scotland.
People have worked the land and sea around Shetland for 5,000 years, leaving a mysterious legacy of ruined forts, ancient houses and standing stones.
The islands are also rich in a diversity of wildlife, which we’ll explore on this guided tour. Huge colonies of seabirds cling to plunging cliffs. Sealife, such as cetaceans and seals play in the rolling waves. On land, rare flora twitch in the sea breeze, while underwater vast kelp forests roll in the tide.
In the company of your highly knowledgeable guide, you will gain a privileged insight into Shetland’s unique history and natural world as you explore the varied landscapes of these isles on day hikes to their wildest and most dramatic places. Here, you will experience the incredible wealth of birdlife, marine life and wildflowers that live in the wild places of these intriguing islands.