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.
Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
Tours with this activity level involve physical exertion for extended periods. The terrain may be uneven or steep. It can also indicate a need for swimming in a current. Recommended only for the physically fit and adventurous.