Shetland has so much to offer visitors. From the rugged scenery, to the history and wildlife, there is something for everyone here.
Made up of over 100 islands, Shetland is an archipelago in the centre of the North Atlantic. Where the North Sea meets the North Atlantic, and Scotland meets Scandinavia, Shetland enjoys a distinct and unique culture.
Despite sitting at 60 degrees North, on the same latitude of St Petersburg in Russia and parts of Labrador Bay, Shetland enjoys a temperate maritime climate. With the benefit of the Gulf Stream which passes through, the climate is very much goverened by the waters which surround us - the North Sea and the North Atlantic.
The merging of these two oceans provide Shetland with some of the UKs most important marine wildlife and breeding seabird colonies. Why not take a trip to the southernmost tip to see the Puffins? Or head to the most northerly point and view the breathtaking Gannet colony at Muckle Flugga.
GEOLOGY - Da Auld Rock (the Old Rock)
Shetland was awarded Geopark status in 2009 for its outstanding geological makeup, and when here, it's not hard to imagine why!
With a geology spanning more than 3 billion years, over half the age of the earth, it's difficult to not be inspired by the Old Rock! Shetland has moved from a position south of the equator and headed north, on a 700 million year long journey. We experienced much along the way which has helped shape our islands, we have seen oceans opening and closing, mountains forming and eroding, tropical seas, volcanoes, deserts, ice ages and ancient rivers. Evidence of this can be found throughout the isles, including a number of unique geological features. Prepare to be blown away!
WILDLIFE - Take a walk on the wild side!
It would be impossible to come here and not appreciate the wildlife. We have seals, seabirds, sheep, ponies and much more besides! Trips can be arranged to visit many of the nature reserves on Shetland, just get in touch to arrange.