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10 Reasons to visit Shetland - Wildlife

by Misa Hay -

Shetland is a wildlife paradise

Join us on a wildlife safari by land or sea! Watch a family of otters at play and dolphins and seals swimming in the shimmering voes. Catch a ferry and spy orcas travelling across Yell Sound. Be mesmerized by storm petrels returning - by the light of the moon - to their nests in ancient Mousa Broch. Get close to comical puffins playing amongst the sea pinks. Be entranced by Shetland ponies frolicking in wildflower meadows. Visit our famed National Nature Reserves and be stunned by the dramatic beauty of thousands of nesting seabirds, including gannets, fulmars and kittiwakes…The accessibility of our spectacular natural heritage sets Shetland apart from many wildlife destinations. Little wonder that Lonely Planet Best in Travel contributors agreed that, "Shetland is the last untamed corner of Britain… adventurous travellers step this way"

To find out more about Shetland's nature click here. To book a wildlife watching adventure check the list of our tour operators and their tours.

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