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Shetland and Orkney Islands - 2017 Trip Full . . . get on the list now for 2018!
June 9-22, 2017

Shetland and Orkney Islands tripJoin Iain MacLeod for a trip to Scotland’s most northerly islands. We’ll fly to Aberdeen and then take an overnight ferry to Shetland. We are so far north, that this is truly the land of the midnight sun, known locally as the “simmer dim.” Some of the most spectacular seabird colonies in the world can be found on these islands, whose rugged moors and seacoast has an Arctic tundra feel to it. Otters, seals, puffins and ancient Viking settlements will be highlights. A nighttime visit to the Island of Mousa and its ancient “broch” (built 100 BC) is an experience you’ll never forget. We’ll travel by ferry from Lerwick to Kirkwall in Orkney for four more days of island exploration. We’ll visit the village of Skara Brae, Europe’s best-preserved Neolithic settlement — believed to have been inhabited from around 3100 BC, and our hotel is next to the Standing Stones of Stenness.

Cost: $5,850 (assumes double or twin occupancy room*)
All-inclusive cost includes: round trip flight from Boston to Aberdeen, Scotland ferries, van transportation, all accommodations, all meals, and admission fees. *There is an additional $400 charge for a single room.
Maximum group size: 12

View the full itinerary for the Shetland and Orkney Island trip.

Contact Iain at 603-968-7194 x 23 or iain.macleod@nhnature.org for full details or to book your place.