Geopark Shetland- North Isles Heritage tour (sample itinerary)

  • Destination: Shetland Geopark, United Kingdom
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Departs: 09/20/2013
  • Arrives: 09/24/2013
  • Suggested price: €1000


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First day

Shetland Museum, Unst Heritage Centre, Norwick Beach

From 9:00 until the evening

You will start your journey at the Shetland Museum and Archives and then travel to Britain’s most Northerly island of Unst. The afternoon will be spent visiting  Unst Heritage Centre and the Norwick Beach geosite, where you can see an important contact between oceanic and continental rocks.

Second day

Keen of Hamar, Hermaness Natural Reserve

From 9:00 until the evening

The second day will focus on the exploration of oceanic and continental rocks, visiting puffins and gannet colonies and seeing Britain’s most northerly lighthouse or Muckle Flugga.

Third day

Fetlar Interpretive Centre, Funzie Beach, Viking longhouse

From 9:00 until the evening

During the third day you will explore Funzie beach geosite and see cobbles stretched by incredible forces during a continental collision. In the evening you will visit a reconstructed Viking longhouse.

Fourth day

Old Haa Museum, departure

From 9:00 until 16:00

Before leaving you can visit the Old Haa Museum for an introduction to the island of Yell and see some of Shetland’s oldest rocks.