Two centre holiday on the Island of Unst and north Mainland. Inter-island trips are by small ferry, with a further boat trip around Noss for seabirds. The weather will be mixed, it is often windy, but can be warm and dry. A reasonable level of fitness is required, as our walk out to Hermaness will be over uneven terrain and the night time visit to Mousa Broch will be over a rocky beach. Transport around Shetland is by minibus.
|Dates ||1 - 8 July 2017
|Prices ||£2,125pp (£250 single supp)
|Day 1 ||Fly into Sumburgh and travel north to
our base at Sava Vord on Unst.
|Days 2-3 ||Exploration of Unst, including
the wild cliffs of Hermaness and the
small island of Fetlar
|Day 4 ||Travel south over on the ferry to our
base on the Mainland
|Days 5-7 ||Birdwatching and wildlife exploration
of south Mainland including a visit to
Noss, the Viking settlement of Jarlshoff
and night visit to Mousa
|Day 8 ||Depart in the afternoon, after a
morning bird and wildlife watching,
on a flight back to Inverness.
|Flights ||Flybe, Scheduled
Outbound: Morning, Inverness-Sumburgh
Inbound: Afternoon, Sumburgh-Inverness
|Travel ||Easy to get to meeting point in Inverness.
|Walking ||Walking is generally very relaxed and
easy, but on at least two of the days
we may take walks of up to 3-4 miles
on rough grassland and small coastal
paths. Hiking boots essential.
|Weather ||During a typical week in this season
we expect to experience mixed sun
and showers, with temperatures in the
|Insects ||Biting insects are not a problem.
|Meals ||All included from dinner on Day 1
to lunch on Day 8.
|Accom ||Saxa Vord, Unst - double, twin ensuite and single non-ensuite rooms in individual houses.
Please note that single rooms will be sharing
a bathroom with one other guest unless
a further supplement is paid. Please ask.
Busta House Hotel - double, twin and single ensuite rooms.