The capital of Scotland’s Shetland Islands is a vibrant and energetic city colored by grand Victorian houses and the region’s namesake ponies. It is a cruise ship’s primary entry to the Shetlands, a mosaic of over a hundred islands inhabited by about 22,000 people and an abundance of wildlife. It is a land shaped by the sea featuring views of dramatic sculptured cliffs and tranquil sandy bays.
Jarlshof A remarkable archaeological site that was revealed by a violent storm in 1905. Explore the remains of 7th century villages, sprawled over a low green promontory by the sea.
Scalloway Visit the castle built in 1600 by the tyrant Earl Patrick Stewart. Continue through Tingwall Valley, with its Norse heritage, and arrive for a visit to the Gott Ponies, some of the region’s most prestigious Shetlands.