Updated 17 May 2020

With the challenges presented by COVID-19 and the uncertainty across the world we fully understand the concerns you may have. Our top priority is the safety and wellbeing of our customers and staff, and with travel restrictions around the world, regrettably we have suspended all our tours up to the end of May 2020.

If your tour has been suspended as a result of this, we are really very sorry. We will be in touch with you shortly to discuss your options.

Currently in Shetland, hotels, bed & breakfasts, cafes, restaurants, museums, heritage centres, leisure centres, visitor centres and many shops are all closed.

Travel to and from Shetland is currently very limited.   Loganair and Northlink Ferries are running to reduced schedules.    Following instructions from the Scottish government Northlink Ferries are only allowing the following passengers to travel on board:  island residents, key workers and those travelling to provide medical support. Loganair currently have a reduced flight schedule. Throughout Scotland, the Scottish Parliament has severely restricted all non-essential travel.

Cruise companies are also cancelling their cruises, with many liners having already been cancelled.

Within Shetland, inter island ferries are running a restricted timetable with changes to bookings and payments.  The same criteria refer to passengers as to those travelling by Northlink. Inter-island flights are restricting travel to the island residents and essential travellers only.

Things are changing by the day and you may be unsure what is going to happen next. In order to help you we will update our website to keep you up to date. If you wish to change the date of your tour or excursion just email us at

We realise this is a difficult and frustrating time for those who have had travel plans disrupted but please be assured, Shetland will be open again and we will warmly welcome you to a Roundabout Shetland tour.

Les Sinclair, Roundabout Shetland