"Shatland - a paradise for birdwatchers and hikers" Top 5 Page for this destination Shetland by wroclawiak
Shetland Travel Guide: 187 reviews and 469 photos
I spent only four days on the main island but the Shetland islands deserve staying longer. I think the Shetland islands are a very good destination for bird lovers. Some wild seabirds are nesting so close to walking paths that you can have a look at their nests. Some of them are attacking you defending their babies. I was beeing attacked by skuas three times although I didn't see their babies hidden in the grass. One of the air attacks was a kind of kamikaze attack. One of the birds hit me. Ironically if they didn't attack me I didn't know that they have babies. I am not a bird expert and I didn't know that they are nesting in the grass not at the cliffs as other birds. Now I know. I respected their family instinct and tried to keep myself away from the babies as far as I was able to but sometimes it was impossible.
You will be astonished how many attractions can offer the Shetland Islands :
archological sites, nature reserves, good food and very nice people.
Come to Shatland to see nesting puffins. They are so funny that you can looking at them for a few hours at the time and you don't get bored.
Shetland can offer you beautiful landscapes and famous archological sites.
- Pros:beautiful scenery
- Cons:bad weather
Iit very easily accessible on foot from the Lerwick center. It's beautifully situated on the edge of the Loch. I found... more travel advice
In the sunshine are the Shetland's beaches marvellous. I was lying for about 2 hours on the beach close to Jarleshof and... more travel advice
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