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Lerwick, Britain’s most northerly city, is the primary port of the Shetland Islands, surrounded by natural treasures such as St. Ninian’s Isle. This fascinating MSC Northern Europe Cruises destination boasts iconic sandstone buildings set around a gorgeous waterfront.
MSC Cruises excursions offer plenty of exciting things to see including:
· Island Tour
· Jarlshof and South Coast
· St. Ninian’s Isle
Mainland is the largest island in the subarctic archipelago of the Shetland Islands, and overlooks the atmospheric Atlantic Ocean. On an MSC Cruises excursion, you’ll discover the 17th-century Scottish city of Lerwick before taking an unforgettable tour of Mainland. In the charming village of Scalloway, wander the streets and the waterfront, before visiting the remarkable Scalloway Castle. Afterwards, stop by the Northmavine Peninsula to see the 17th-century Tangwick Haa Museum, before discovering The Drongs rocks and a 1929 lighthouse.
Take an MSC Cruises excursion to the magnificent settlement of Fladdabister, the world’s best-preserved Iron Age Broch on the island of Mousa. In the village of Hoswick, visit Laurence Odie Knitwear and the Hoswick Visitor Centre. Crossing the 60° Northern line of latitude, arrive at Jarlshof, Europe’s most complex archaeological site. Here, you’ll gain insight into nearly 4,000 years of Shetland history, from the Neolithic period to the 1600s.
Enjoy an MSC Cruises excursion to St Ninian’s Isle, one of Shetland’s many hidden gems. Here, you’ll admire the ruins of a 12th-century chapel, erected on an emerald hillside. The isle was inhabited until 1700, but today it’s a paradise for rabbits and seabirds. Walk on its golden beach, explore the cliffs, or gaze at the icy blue Atlantic waters.