DAY TRIP TO THE FURTHEST OUTPOST OF BRITAIN: THE NORTH ISLES - YELL & UNST

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Meet your tour guide then travel to the far north of Shetland - and Britain - on this tour to Yell and Unst.

From Toft, a ferry crossing to Yell, 2nd largest of the Shetland Islands. Look out for otters and whales - often seen in these waters.

On Yell, your tour guide will take you to visit Burravoe with its 17th Century Old Haa, now a museum. Continuing north we reach Gutcher and catch our second ferry - to Unst, the island on which your tour guide lives!

On Britain's most northerly island, we explore Muness Castle, built by the notorious Laurence Bruce.

In Baltasound, you can post a card from the most northerly Post Office in Britain - with a special postmark stating this (and wave to your tour guide's wife as you drive past his house). Have a seat in the world's most famous bus shelter. Your guide will be happy to take a photo of this!

In Haroldswick, Unst Heritage Centre depicts island life over the years, while Unst Boat Haven, with its collection of small boats, tells the long story of fishing in these northern waters. Your tour guide was a trustee of the Unst Heritage Centre from 2015 to 2018.

Driving up Saxavord, Muckle Flugga lighthouse comes into view - the final outpost of Britain. From here are stupendous views over northern Shetland.

Before heading home, your tour guide will take you down to beautiful, sandy Norwick beach where a section of Oceanic crust has pushed up to expose the ancient seabed.

Finally, it's down the west side of Yell, to the Mainland, where your tour guide will drop you off wherever you wish.

Shetland Islands, Scotland, United Kingdom

Lerwick Tourist Office or as requested.

Lerwick Tourist Office or as requested.

Shetland weather can be changeable, so please bring suitable clothing and footwear.

Ferry fares, entrance to Unst Heritage Centre and Unst Boat Haven.

Any food or drink.

  • If less than seven days notice of cancellation is given – 50 per cent of the fees is payable.
  • If less than 48 hours notice of cancellation – the full fee is payable.