Shetland Comprises of over a hundred islands, with the "mainland" spanning over 70 miles in length. Shetland has an abundance of sea and bird life from seals, otters, dolphins and killer whales to puffins and rare migrating birds such as the Red Necked Phalarope or Whimbrel and not forgetting our native Shetland ponies. In addition dramatic and rugged coastlines make shetland a great destination for hill walkers. There are several renowned rspb reserves in Shetland, for more information please visit the rspb collections website or nature in shetland.
The Shetland landscape varies from rugged cliffs and sea caves to award winning, sandy unspoilt beaches. Perhaps one of the most renowned beaches is St Nininans isle with its sand tombolo which connects the isle to the "mainland". Another popular beach, particularly for families is Meal beach in west Burra. Offering sheltered spots for barbecues and picnics with parking and toilet facilities near by.
There are many tour guide companies that range from boat excursion to view some of the amazing nesting colonies at the back of Noss, near Lerwick, to deep sea fishing and trips to Mousa or Foula. Shetland from the sea invokes a completely different image with a more rugged landscape and is highly recommended. Furthermore there are several guided walks by knowledgeable locals, or touring mini buses with narration and visits to more remote areas.For a complete list please look at Visit Shetlands excellent website where you can find a large variation of things to do and see during your visit.
Of course being an island Shetland has an exceptional range of seafood with fish such as Salmon and delicious shell fish such as mussels farmed locally. Furthermore Shetland lamb and beef has a rich flavour and can be purchased from local butchers. Visit Shetland provides a comprehensive list of restaurants and cafes where great local produce can be sampled.
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