JARLSHOF RUINS & HOSWICK VISITORS' CENTRE

Jarlshof Ruins & Hoswick Visitors' Centre

Starting At:

$119.99 / Adult (ages 13 and over)
$69.99
/ Child (ages 4 - 12)

*Prices may vary by sailing

Port: Lerwick, Shetland Islands

Duration: 3.5 Hours

Activity Level: Moderate

Moderate

May involve varying amounts of activity (long walks, rough terrain, basic water play. May not be recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes recommended.

No Minimum Age

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Discover the Scandinavian heritage of Scotland. This guided tour showcases the natural beauty of Mainland on a scenic drive and take you to the ancient Jarlshof Ruins.

Starting At:

$119.99 / Adult (ages 13 and over)
$69.99
/ Child (ages 4 - 12)

*Prices may vary by sailing

Port:Lerwick, Shetland Islands

Duration:3.5 Hours

Activity Level: Moderate

Moderate

May involve varying amounts of activity (long walks, rough terrain, basic water play. May not be recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes recommended.

No Minimum Age

Discover the Scandinavian heritage of Shetland. This guided tour showcases the natural beauty of Mainland on your scenic drive, and you will also visit the ancient wonder of Jarlshof Ruins. Your tour begins as you leave Lerwick, the modern capital town of the Shetland Islands, and drive through the smaller, rural areas of the archipelago. As you travel, you will see the distinctive black and brown Shetland sheep grazing in pastures, as well as the delightful and inquisitive Shetland ponies that have been on the islands since the Viking Age. Your first stop will be at the ancient Jarlshof Ruins, a truly extraordinary site. The name Jarlshof means "Laird's House," referring to the community of the Norse Jarls who resided in the area in the 7th Century. Explore this multigenerational settlement complex that was in use from the Bronze Age until the 17th century. Afterwards, you’ll head to the Hoswick Visitor Centre, this unusual building used to be a weaving shed. In fact, there are still weaving looms and other related items on display. Here, you will have the opportunity to gain an understanding of the history and culture of Shetland. After your tour, you’ll head back to the pier.
Excursion Reviews

Excursion Reviews

Discover the Scandinavian heritage of Shetland. This guided tour showcases the natural beauty of Mainland on your scenic drive, and you will also visit the ancient wonder of Jarlshof Ruins. Your tour begins as you leave Lerwick, the modern capital town of the Shetland Islands, and drive through the smaller, rural areas of the archipelago. As you travel, you will see the distinctive black and brown Shetland sheep grazing in pastures, as well as the delightful and inquisitive Shetland ponies that have been on the islands since the Viking Age. Your first stop will be at the ancient Jarlshof Ruins, a truly extraordinary site. The name Jarlshof means "Laird's House," referring to the community of the Norse Jarls who resided in the area in the 7th Century. Explore this multigenerational settlement complex that was in use from the Bronze Age until the 17th century. Afterwards, you’ll head to the Hoswick Visitor Centre, this unusual building used to be a weaving shed. In fact, there are still weaving looms and other related items on display. Here, you will have the opportunity to gain an understanding of the history and culture of Shetland. After your tour, you’ll head back to the pier.