The Footsteps of the Vikings
Closer to Norway than Scotland, the Shetland Islands boast astounding archaeological sites, ancient ruins and Viking and Norse influences.Explore Jarlshof Prehistoric site or discover the Norse history on your tour of the town and Shetlands Museum. Or you can choose to discover Scalloway and visit the Museum, or play a round of golf.Immerse yourself in Scottish traditions with a Highland fling and concert of Shetland fiddlers and Celtic singers.There will be time at leisure this evening to discover the local nightlife.
Halfway between the isles of Orkney and Shetlands with a resident population of just 60, Fair Isle is a place rich in wildlife, cultural heritage and community spirit. Be welcomed by the locals to their island paradise and share stories of their life and history as you tour the Museum and enjoy their home made cakes and biscuits.Choose from a range of discovery excursions to explore the island by Zodiac or kayak. Take a short birdlife walking tour or the more active can choose a hike to the more remote areas of the island in search of wildlife.Helicopter excursions are available.
Stornoway is the main town of the island of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. Orginally a Viking settlement, the town has a busting harbor and fascinating attractions including An Lanntair Arts Center, Lewis Loom Center and Lews Castle and is also a hub for the arts and Gaelic heritage. You'll even have the opportunity to get to know an iconic Highland coo (cow) or two.