Jarlshof Ruins & Hoswick Visitors' Centre

3.5 hours | Shetland Islands (Lerwick) | L W K - 2 0 0
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Points of Interest

  • Mousa Broch
  • Shetland Ponies
  • Jarlshof Ruins
  • Hoswick Visitor Centre
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Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Discover the Scandinavian heritage of Shetland. You'll leave Lerwick, the modern capital town of the Shetland Islands, for the small agricultural areas. As you travel, you'll see the distinctive black and brown Shetland sheep grazing in pastures and the delightful and inquisitive Shetland ponies that have been in Shetland since Viking times. Your first stop will be the ancient Jarlshof Ruins. The name Jarlshof means "Laird's House," referring to the community of the Norse Jarls who resided in the area in the 7th Century. You'll get to explore this multi-period settlement complex that was in use from the Bronze Age until the 17th century. Your next stop is the Hoswick visitor Centre. This interesting building used to be a weaving shed, and, in fact, there are still weaving looms and associated items on display. This is your opportunity to gain an understanding of the history and culture of Shetland.

Special Notes:

Wear comfortable, sturdy walking shoes and Bring a waterproof jacket. Bring local currency or credit cards for additional purchases.

There are no toilets at Jarlshof.

Use of an audio headset (included) will enhance your tour experience.

Child Price:

12 & under reduced

Details

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship for a visit to the Jarlshof Ruins

  • Transport type: Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
  • Transport Capacity: 45
  • Travel time: 00:45
  • Time at site: 01:00
  • Inside visit: Yes
  • Air conditioned: No
  • Walking distance: 200
  • Steps: 10
  • Wheelchair accessible: No
  • Restroom available: No
  • Shopping available: Yes
  • Photo/video restrictions: No
  • Photo/video opportunity: No

Inside visit of Hoswick Visitors' Centre

  • Transport type: Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
  • Transport Capacity: 45
  • Travel time: 00:30
  • Time at site: 00:45
  • Inside visit: Yes
  • Air conditioned: No
  • Walking distance: 50
  • Wheelchair accessible: Yes
  • Restroom available: Yes
  • Shopping available: Yes
  • Photo/video restrictions: No
  • Photo/video opportunity: No

Re-board your motorcoach and return to your ship

  • Transport type: Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
  • Transport Capacity: 45
  • Travel time: 00:30
  • Inside visit: No
  • Air conditioned: No
  • Wheelchair accessible: No
  • Restroom available: No
  • Shopping available: No
  • Photo/video restrictions: No
  • Photo/video opportunity: No