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The Shetland Islands

An unforgettable journey to the Shetland Isles, a series of islands rich in wildlife, culture and Britain’s most northerly outpost. As close to Norway as they are to Scotland, the Shetlands combine Scottish and Norse influences.


  • nights
  • Half Board


Shetland lies 600 miles from London, and its nearest neighbour is Orkney. Norway is just over 200 miles to the east, famously closer than Edinburgh. Indeed, historically, the islands once belonged to the Norwegian Crown, and its cultural influence is still evident today.

There are more than 100 islands, only 15 of which are inhabited. The islands are formed by ancient hills that were partly submerged when the sea level rose at the end of the last glaciation, around 12,000 years ago. Still evident, though, is a fascinating geology, spanning over 3 billion years, and is more diverse than any similarly sized area in Europe. This is why the Shetlands have recently been awarded status as a UNESCO Global Geopark.

You will have the opportunity to discover ancient historical sites that date back to Neolithic times, whilst seeing the wonderful range of wildlife – flowers, birds and mammals. The weather can be variable in Shetland, however sometimes the poorest weather days can create wonderful skies.

Experience an unforgettable journey to the Shetland Isles, where you will visit and stay on the mainland as well as exploring various islands, taking in natural wonders and archaeological sites. This really is a unique place, with long hours of daylight, beautiful landscapes, fascinating wildlife and rich heritage. Take some time to admire the scenery and explore the fascinating cultural heritage.

During our holiday we will make use of private coach transportation, ferries and smaller boats to reach the islands we want to see, and walk to and from. Gentle walks will be provided each day so you can really get to know the history, culture, view the wildlife and visit the various and vastly different Shetland islands.

Transport will take you to the places we need to go to each day. Everything is arranged, all you need to do is relax and enjoy the scenery.

  • Services of a dedicated Adagio leader
  • Half board accommodation
  • All local transport costs & airport transfers
  • All entrance fees referred to in the holiday programme
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Travel Insurance (you can add this when you book)

Holiday Information

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Itinerary Details

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice. All local transport costs, entrance fees and tipping to local providers are included in the cost of your holiday. 


Accommodation information

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