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SHETLAND ISLANDS

 

Trekking expeditions on remote islands in the North Atlantic

> One week of deep exploration and coastal treks in the Shetland Islands, visiting the

islands of Mainland, Mousa, Burra, Mucle Roe, Shetland, Yell & Unst <

 

The Shetland Islands are Britain’s most northerly outposts. The are so far from mainland UK and close enough to Norway geographically to make nationally an ambiguous concept. Coming from Denmark and traversing the archipelago we would many times hear: “We consider ourselves Scandinavians”. Add into the equation, that streets are named King Haakon or St Olaf, a reminder that the Shetlands was once under Norse rule.

The striking beauty of the archipelago cannot be discussed. Vast cliffs, beaches with azure waters, magnificent moorlands, famous ponies, sky-blue lochs, many historical monuments, and, of course, sheep on the roads, the Shetlands is a natural wonder.

 

We came here on a road trip across the Mainland and Mousa, Burra, Mucle Roe, Shetland, Yell and Unst, focusing on beach hiking and trekking day-trips. It is our impression that nature still rules is most places and that the environemnt is spectacular.

For another impression of the North Atlantic check out our island hopping trips to the Orkney Islands and the Faroe Islands​.

 

 

Selected pics:

 

Arrival in Yell
Arrival in Yell
View from Sumburugh Head, south Mainland
View from Sumburugh Head, south Mainland
Sumburugh farm house, south Mainland
Sumburugh farm house, south Mainland
Hiking along Scousburg beach, south Mainland
Hiking along Scousburg beach, south Mainland
Antoher view of magical Scousburg beach, south Mainland
Antoher view of magical Scousburg beach, south Mainland
Old Scatness Croch, south Mainland
Old Scatness Croch, south Mainland
Reaching Rerwick Beach, south Mainland
Reaching Rerwick Beach, south Mainland
Seals on Rermick Beach, south Mainland
Seals on Rermick Beach, south Mainland
Seals on Rermick Beach, south Mainland
Seals on Rermick Beach, south Mainland
Jarlshof, south Mainland
Jarlshof, south Mainland
Driving across the Mainland
Driving across the Mainland
View over St. Ninians Isle
View over St. Ninians Isle
Murderer Stone, Mainland
Murderer Stone, Mainland
View over St. Ninians Isle
View over St. Ninians Isle
Hamnavoe village, West Burra
Hamnavoe village, West Burra
View over Meal Beach, West Burra
View over Meal Beach, West Burra
Hiking View over Meal Beach, West Burra
Hiking View over Meal Beach, West Burra
Scalloway bay with the castle
Scalloway bay with the castle
Tingwall plain
Tingwall plain
Tingwall plain
Tingwall plain
Tingwall plain
Tingwall plain
View over Lerwick
View over Lerwick
Lerwick
Lerwick
Charlotte Castle, Lerwick
Charlotte Castle, Lerwick
Whiteness, Weisdle Voe Fjord
Whiteness, Weisdle Voe Fjord
Hiking across Standydale, West Mainland
Hiking across Standydale, West Mainland
Sand, West Mainland
Sand, West Mainland
Sand, West Mainland
Sand, West Mainland