The Island of Mousa


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Take a drive through Lerwick to the small ferry port and take a boat ride to Mousa to visit an Iron Age fortress and admire beautiful scenery and wildlife.
  • Visit Mousa’s Broch.

  • Drive through Lerwick (capital of Shetland)

  • Boat ride to the Island of Mousa

  • Abundant wildlife

Depart through Shetland’s capital, Lerwick, as you begin your trip to the Island of Mousa. En route, catch your first glimpse of the magnificent Mousa Broch, the tallest and best-preserved broch in the world.

At the small ferry port, transfer to the Solan IV boat for a short crossing to the Island of Mousa.

Mousa is an uninhabited island 1.5 miles long and 1 mile wide. Enjoy a guided walk across part of this island to admire beautiful scenery and wildlife, including seal and bird colonies. You can also spot common and grey seals, as well as Arctic terns and great skuas.

In addition to the abundant wildlife, Mousa is also home to Mousa Broch, an impressive Iron Age fortress tower which stands 43 feet high and is the best preserved of its type.

After the walk, you will sail back to the mainland, where your bus will be waiting to take you back to your ship in Lerwick.

Practical information

  • Remarks/requirements: Appropriate warm, waterproof clothing and comfortable walking boots

  • Walking information: Up to 3 miles of walking

  • Wheelchair accessible: No.

  • Language: English.

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