Shetland Explorer Tours


Puffins & Ponies Tour

No visit to Shetland is complete without meeting our native ponies and spotting our colourful visiting puffins. Have your camera ready!

On this tour you will take in some of the most spectacular scenery in the South Mainland of Shetland, including the breath-taking views at Sumburgh Head. We are lucky in Shetland to have an array of wildlife on our doorstep, and we would love for you to experience meeting Shetland ponies, spotting puffins as well as seals on this tour. Our experienced guides will be able to talk you through some of the history of Shetland, and explain how we live today. They will also be happy to point out some of the locations from the ‘Shetland’ TV drama, for any fans! You will end your trip with a spot of lunch before heading back to Lerwick.

Key highlights

  • Fladdabister coastline
  • Mousa viewpoint
  • Meet Shetland ponies
  • Sumburgh Head Lighthouse and Nature Reserve where you can try to spot some puffins
  • Numerous locations as seen in the “Shetland” TV series

Need to know

  • 4 hour tour including stop for lunch or refreshments at Sumburgh hotel (included)
  • Guided throughout by a local, knowledgeable guide
  • Sturdy footwear recommended
  • Adult £60, Child (Under 12) £55, Child (Under 5) Free

Best for

Nature lovers who want to absorb as much as possible of Shetland’s abundant wildlife and beautiful scenery in as little time as possible.

“We saw puffins, ponies, beautiful scenery and they even fed us lunch. It was wonderful. The puffins were only a few feet away. It was beyond my expectations.” Sharon