Shetland Nature Holidays

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General Wildlife Watching, Walking, Insight & Nature and Birding Holidays.

General Wildlife Watching Holidays

The Shetland Nature Experience – with Iolo Williams

Experience our most popular, exciting and informative wildlife watching itinerary with Television wildlife presenter Iolo Williams. Together with the local knowledge and expertise of our team of wildlife guides this action packed itinerary provides informed and exclusive insight from several naturalist guides into the best of the islands wildlife.

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The Shetland Nature Experience

This eight night and seven full days wildlife adventure is our renowned ‘flagship holiday’ which showcases the Shetland Islands, its cultural heritage and, most of all, its outstanding natural environment like no other.

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Wild Shetland – and the hope of Orca!

A unique Shetland holiday itinerary running over eight days, timed to target and prioritise Shetland’s Orca excitement. We will target all Shetland’s most iconic species and locations through the itinerary such as Storm Petrels on Mousa, Red-necked Phalarope on Fetlar, the Gannets of Noss, the awe inspiring spectacle of Hermaness and our speciality – the otter! Orca sightings will however be priority and the ‘hoped for’ headline act!
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The Orkney Nature Experience – with Iolo Williams and Raymond Besant

Join television naturalist Iolo Williams along with native Orcadian and wildlife cameraman Raymond Besant as they explore the wild and wonderful Orkney Islands. With their combined leadership, expertise and local knowledge this unique holiday showcases the very best of the archipelago’s spectacular wildlife and rich cultural heritage.

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Shetland Spring Experience Long Weekend

An enthralling and adventurous long weekend that has been specially designed for visitors wishing to indulge themselves in the best that Shetland has to offer over a compact short break.

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Shetland Late Summer Experience

Shetland in late summer is a very special place, marked by a heady cocktail of breath taking scenery, isolation and tranquillity. The transformation between summer and autumn in Shetland is a subtle but special one which offers a wealth of stunning wildlife-watching opportunities.

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The Shetland Otter Experience

A totally unique holiday dedicated to otters, led by otter addicts – for otter addicts! This holiday profiles one of Britain’s most loved, captivating and admired mammals, led by well known otter guides.

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Shetland’s Up Helly Aa – Vikings & Wildlife

A unique mid-winter Shetland adventure in search of the evocative winter wildlife the islands harbour, culminating with an unforgettable night at Shetland’s world famous Up Helly Aa fire festival.

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Shetland Winter Wildlife Weekends

New for this winter from November through to March we are offering a ‘Winter Wildlife Weekend’ package which is run on a bespoke/tailored format from Friday to Monday.

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Walking, Insight & Nature Holidays

Discover Shetland

Discover Shetland’s wildlife, cultural heritage, geology, history and archeology. An unrivaled island experience, guided by three highly regarded leaders each offering their own area of expertise.

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The Shetland Islands Walking Holiday

A totally unique walker’s discovery of the Shetland Islands. This seven day island-hopping walking holiday offers an authentic and informed island insight like no other.

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Birding Holidays

Shetland Spring Birding

Shetland in spring and summer is a very special place, marked by a heady cocktail of breathtaking scenery, isolation and tranquillity. The reward for travelling this far north is a dazzling combination of wildlife, so rich and varied it’s hard to squeeze into a few words.

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Shetland Autumn Birding

Enjoy some of the best and most exciting autumn birding and wildlife in Britain on our itineraries which are timed to coincide with peak migration period. In addition to targeting the best birds on offer we take our time to look for our own migrants and hopefully for a rarity, whilst also enjoying the wild beauty of the islands and their wildlife.

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