'Up Helly Aa' Fire Festival & Shetland's Winter Wildlife
Britain's biggest fire festival and torchlight procession takes place in Lerwick on the last Tuesday of January. Over 800 colourfully dressed 'guizers' parade with flaming torches behind the "Jarl Squad" of Vikings and their longship through the darkened streets of the town to the burning site. Here the official ceremony ends in a spectacular blaze as the torches are thrown into the galley! Why not combine this dazzling event with some outstanding winter birding and wildlife viewing? Read more...
Ultimate Shetland is the most comprehensive wildlife holiday currently on offer - the only one to include visits to Mousa, Noss, Yell, Unst, Fetlar and Northmavine. Read more...
Shetland with Kate MacRae - aka 'Wildlife Kate' - and Hugh Harrop 16 - 23 June 2018
An exclusive and unique departure led by wildlife enthusiast, TV star, Bushnell
UK Ambassador and friend of Shetland Wildlife, Kate MacRae - aka 'Wildlife
Kate'. This 'Ultimate Shetland' trip also coincides with the longest day of
the year where one can enjoy almost 24 hours of daylight in the land of the
'Simmer Dim' amidst spectacular scenery and magnificent wildlife! Kate's enthusiasm
for Shetland is infectious and she will also be sharing her knowledge and
expertise of Bushnell 'trail cams' on the trip. We will therefore have the
opportunity to set cams in lots of exciting locations, capturing unique footage!
The archipelago of Orkney forms a complex jigsaw of land and water. Her fertility gives rise to a wealth of wildlife particularly birds. Red-throated Divers on the small lochans, Hen Harriers and Short-eared Owls on the moors and an abundance of seabirds and seaduck around the pristine coastline. By popular demand we bring you this very popular Ultimate Orkney holiday. Read more...
If you don't have a lot of time or if you just wish to sample the very best of Shetland's wildlife before continuing your travels independently, our Shetland Experience holiday makes an ideal short break. Read more...
Spring Into Shetland
By May, bird migration across Northern Europe is in full swing and Shetland is ideally situated to receive more than its fair share of this avian spectacle. Equally spectacular are the islands' seabird colonies - hosting over 10% of all Britain's seabirds. So join us for some fabulous birding as we island hop across Shetland, from Mainland to Out Skerries, via Unst and Fetlar. Read more...
Shetland is famed throughout Europe for its large falls of autumn migrants and its ability to attract vagrants from Siberia. This unique trip - the first ever to visit the migrant hotspots of Unst, Fetlar, Whalsay and Out Skerries - offers you the chance to sample the delights and mysteries of bird migration but also the opportunity to find your own birds in some stunning and little known islands. Read more...
Fair Isle Spring Migration
Half way between Shetland and Orkney, where the Atlantic meets the North Sea, the island of Fair Isle is famous for its huge seabird colonies, dramatic scenery, stunning list of rare migrants and, of course, its knitwear. We have been fortunate to secure a small amount of accommodation on Fair Isle in May, so enjoy a unique holiday on Britain's most isolated inhabited island combined with some great birding on Mainland Shetland. Spectacular birds, awesome scenery, scrumptious food and no crowds - guaranteed! 2018 dates coming soon.
Fair Isle Autumn Migration
Autumn on Fair Isle is a birdwatcher's dream and we have ensured we are there
at the best time! So enjoy a unique holiday with an unrivalled choice of three
dates on Britain's most isolated inhabited island combined with some great
birding on Mainland Shetland. Spectacular birds, awesome scenery, scrumptious
food and no crowds and our very best ornithological staff as guides - simply
brilliant! 2018 dates coming soon.