Tour to Unst
02 October, 2019
07.45 - 18.30
Pick up Shetland Museum & Archives Car Park, Lerwick
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Leave Lerwick and head North on this tour, drive through the peat and heather covered heart of the Shetland landscape to the picturesque community of Voe, with its Scandinavian influence. Pass through Brae, the largest community in the North Mainland, on route to the Sullom Voe Oil Terminal car park, where your guide will explain some of what happens here.

It’s then onto a ferry crossing which, will take you to Yell, Shetland’s second largest
island. The geology and landscape will vary greatly in both Yell and Unst, with some
outstanding vistas of land and sea. Visit the Hamnavoe Kirk, where we can view the tapestry made by Mrs Goolden, widow of the Arisdale Catalina pilot. Continue up the east coast of Yell to the second ferry crossing which will take you into Unst, Britain’s most northerly inhabited island. Travel up the centre of Unst to admire the famous Unst Bus Shelter before climbing Saxa Vord hill to view Muckle Flugga Lighthouse (weather permitting), Britain’s most northerly point. Travel to Haroldswick, where we stop at the Unst Heritage Centre for demonstrations of spinning and “makkin”. Unst is famous for its lace knitting, there will be exhibits to see.

Lunch will be provided. Depart for Belmont via Skidbladner, a replica Viking longship. Hear more of Shetland`s culture and heritage from your qualified local guide, on your return journey to Lerwick.

Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements when booking the tour.

Please note: the journey to Unst requires two ferries and a long drive each way.