Welcome to Orkney & Shetland

An ancient magic hovers in the air above Orkney and Shetland, endowing them with an allure that lodges firmly in the soul. It's in the misty seas, where seals, whales and porpoises patrol lonely coastlines; it's in the air, where squadrons of seabirds wheel above huge nesting colonies; and it's on land, where standing stones catch late summer sunsets and strains of folk music disperse in the air before the wind gusts shut the pub door. These islands reward the journey.

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$51 Shore Excursions

North West Shetland and Eshaness Shore Excursion from Lerwick

You will be met at the port of Lerwick by your Cruising Excursions representative who will then guide you to your transportation.  (This is generally a tendered port, so you will need to ensure you reserve your tender from your cruise ship).Leaving the port the tour will head toward the North West of the Island, passing wonderful scenery along the way, including magnificent views, Shetland Ponies, Shetland Wildlife and birds.Along the way there will be plenty of photo opportunities so please do not forget to take your camera.We will take a stop at Eshaness, the spectacular views of the Atlantic and the cliffs is something not to be missed, here we will take a little walk to get the best views and experience the best this site has to offer.  Witness the Eshaness lighthouse perched on the corner of the rocks but made from concrete built in 1925.Visit the holes of Scraada, an underground passage leading to the sea.The tour will then continue with a tour of North West before a short stop at a local cafe where you will be able to purchase a coffee whilst enjoying the sites of this amazing area before the tour returns back to Lerwick in plenty of time for your cruise ship's departure.

$19.99 Tours & Sightseeing

Lerwick Audio Tour

The city of Lerwick is filled with a rich history that spans over 5000 years. On this audio tour you’ll be able to learn about its life during the Viking, Scottish and Norwegian Rule and how its shaped into the city it is today at the Shetland Museum. Enjoy walking through the narrow streets and coastline to see the mighty Fort Charlotte and boats that are always coming and going. You will also see the Market Cross, the Old Tolbooth, the Lodberries, the Sletts, Clickimin Broch, the Up Helly-Aa Museum, Town Hall and the Commercial Street Shops. Your tour. Your way.

$7054.15 Marine

Scottish Islands & Norwegian Fjords - Edinburgh to Tromsø

Go deeper into the otherworldly fjords of Norway on this unique journey from Scotland, across the Norwegian Sea to the fjords of Norway. Discover wonderous UNESCO World Heritage Sites like the Standing Stones of Stennes and the mystical Ring of Brodgar, visit archaeological sites, witness the curious clash of cultures in the Shetland Islands, and marvel at the stunning forests and waterfalls that line the fjords. Even after you come home, a part of you will remain here forever.

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