Idyllic beaches in Lerwick.

The Island of Mousa

A drive through Lerwick to the small ferry port, admire beautiful scenery and wildlife and a boat ride to Mousa to visit an Iron Age fortress.

  • Visit Mousa’s Broch.
  • Drive through Lerwick (Capital of Shetland).
  • Boat ride to the Island of Mousa.
  • Abundance of wildlife.
  • Difficulty level

    Level 3: Active - good mobility needed

  • Duration

    2h30

  • Max. passengers

    40

  • Booking code

    E-LER4

  • From

    119 €

  • Notices

    Appropriate warm, waterproof clothing and comfortable walking boots.

Depart through Lerwick, the capital of Shetland, as you begin your trip to the Island of Mousa.  En route, you will catch your first glimpse of the magnificent Mousa Broch, the tallest and best-preserved broch in the world. 

At the small ferry port, you will then transfer to the Solan IV boat for a short crossing to the Island of Mousa. 

Mousa is an uninhabited island 1.5 miles long and 1 mile wide.  Here you will enjoy a guided walk across part of this island to admire beautiful scenery and wildlife including seal and bird colonies en-route.  You may also spot Common and Grey Seals as well as Arctic Terns and Great Skuas. 

In addition to the abundant wildlife, Mousa is also home to Mousa Broch – an impressive Iron Age fortress tower which stands 13m in height and is the best preserved of its type. 

After a bracing walk you will make the return sailing back to the Mainland, where your coach will be waiting to drive you back to your ship in Lerwick. 

Practical information: 

  • Remarks/requirements: Appropriate warm, waterproof clothing and comfortable walking boots.

  • Walking information: Up to 3 miles of walking.

  • Wheelchair accessible: No.

  • Language: English.