Shetland Explorer Tours


Shetland History & Scenery

Delve into our past at Scatness and enjoy our spectacular scenery.

Step back in time with a visit to the Old Scatness Broch & Iron Age Village. Dating back to between 400BC and 200BC, the broch and surrounding village were later used and modified by Pictish people and later by Vikings.  You will also take in lots of beautiful scenery as well as meeting some friendly Shetland ponies.

On this tour you will see some of the most spectacular scenery in the South Mainland of Shetland, including the beautiful St Ninian’s Isle.  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 and spotting 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 guide you through the Old Scatness Broch and Iron Village, where you will get a taste of how people lived in neolithic times. Your guide 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 or refreshments before heading back to Lerwick.

Shetland Ponies

Key highlights

  • Fladdabister coastline
  • Mousa viewpoint
  • St Ninians Isle
  • Meet Shetland ponies
  • Old Scatness Dig
  • Numerous locations as seen in the “Shetland” TV series

Need to know

  • 4 hour tour including a 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

Visitors who want to learn about Shetland’s ancient history, as well taking in some of Shetland’s abundant wildlife and beautiful scenery on the way.

“Excellent tour, brilliant guide and lovely island! And we were dropped off at the door of our ship! I would recommend Shetland Tours when visiting the island.”