On this tour you’ll depart through Lerwick, the capital of Shetland, as you begin your trip to the Island of Mousa. En route, you’ll pass through the rural township of Fladdabister before catching your first glimpse of the magnificent Mousa Broch, the tallest and best-preserved broch in the world.
At the small ferry port you’ll transfer to the Solan IV boat for a short crossing to the Island of Mousa.
The Island of Mousa
Mousa is an uninhabited island 1.5-mile long and 1-mile wide. Here you'll enjoy a guided, circular walk around the island to admire the beautiful scenery and its wildlife, including its many seal and bird colonies. You’ll likely spot common and gray 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 that stands over 42 feet in height and is the best-preserved of its type.
After a bracing, circular walk you’ll return to the boat, the coach, and then back to the ship in Lerwick.
- This tour involves some difficult, longer walks.
- Hiking shoes are recommended as well as a wind- or waterproof jacket and a small backpack.
- Language: English
- Max. participants: 49