Escorted Rail Tours to Shetland
The very north of the British Isles
Set adrift in the North Sea, the Shetland Isles are Britain's northernmost outpost, situated closer to Bergen in Norway than to Edinburgh. This rural, rugged landscape consists of about a hundred islands, fifteen of which are inhabited. The size of these islands vary, though much of their landscape is similar; the rolling hills and sloping green fields end in sheer cliffs, and are dotted with whitewashed farmhouses - and of course the Shetland's famous ponies.
In recent years, the Shetland Isles have developed a reputation as a tourist escape, and no wonder; with countless activities, numerous archaeological sites and a rich cultural heritage, there is much to delight the visitor. And with such a strong Norse influence, both geographically and politically, you leave with a feeling of having been farther than Scotland.