Shetland exerts a strong pull on those who appreciate nature. The islands have no fewer than four RSPB Bird Reserves and three National Nature Reserves.
Outwith these internationally recognised areas, the rest of Shetland has more than its fair share of wildlife. Otters, puffins, seals and the occasional whale can even be seen within Lerwick harbour.
Learn more about Shetland from shetland.org
There is so much to do in Shetland. Some of our personal favourite visitor attractions are as follows:
Seabirds-and-Seals is an award winning touring company which take people around Bressay and the eastern cliffs of the National Nature Reserve, Noss. These cliffs are home to some of the biggest seabird colonies in the UK.
The illusive Storm Petrel breeds on the island of Mousa. From late-May to mid-June Mousa Boat Trips offer tours to view this secrative bird. Mousa is well worth a visit at other times of the year too - the island is home to a world-famous pictish broch.
The geology of Shetland is as exciting and interesting as its wildlife. Allan Fraser of Shetland Geotours offers a selection of day-tours and walks.
Gettting to Shetland is easier than one might think. We have made it even easier by listing every form of transportation open to the public in our getting here page.