The South Mainland Tour

We depart from Lerwick, and head westwards towards Scalloway (the ancient capital of Shetland).
We then return to the South Road and continue down through Fladdabister, Cunningsburgh, Sandwick, St. Ninian's, Scousburgh and Boddam. We travel all the way down to the most southerly tip of the Islands to Sumburgh Head.

Puffins, and a multitude of other nesting seabirds, can be seen on the cliffs between late April and mid-August, against a spectacular backdrop of coastal scenery.

- Puffins & ponies? Unavoidable! -

- Lunch Break: at the Sumburgh Hotel -


We'll visit at least six
attractions from this selection


Scalloway Castle:
Built for Earl Patrick Stewart in the late 16th century.

Scalloway Museum:
Home of the Shetland Bus exhibition, and much more besides.



Hoswick Visitors Centre
& Museum:
Browse the history, legend and folklore of the local area
St. Ninian's
Britain's best example of a tombolo, and the site of St. Ninian's Chapel.


Shetland Crofthouse Museum:
Discover the nature of Shetland life in the mid 1800s.




Scatness Broch and Environs:
Unearthing the past 3000 years.

Jarlshof prehistoric settlement

Sumburgh Head:
This webpage is a frame element of
'See Shetland Tours'.