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Shetland Isles

photographic journey

Open spaces, the wind from the North Sea that meets with the currents from the Ocean, uncontaminated nature, thousands of birds of every species and colour, otters and whales. A tour dedicated to nature, wildlife and landscape photography.

  • 7 days

  •  970

  • Touristic

  • 6

  • 16 June - 22 June 2018

Shetland Isles - photographic journey

At only 6° latitude south of the Arctic Circle, the rough remote Shetland Isles make up the most northerly outpost of Scotland, and the most exasperated frontier between the land and the sea.  The setting is genuine Scottish, with deep bare valleys, buried between steep green hills, dotted by flocks of grazing sheep, sparkling blue lakes, and steep inlets with formidable cliffs populated by immense colonies of sea birds. It’s a real paradise for birdwatching and photographers.

This tour is dedicated exclusively to those who love photography. The days will be structured respecting the weather conditions and the needs of photographers.  We’ll dedicate some time to the famous puffins, to the gannets and black murres, visiting all the most frequented colonies of Shetland, from both sea and land point of view, arriving by boat at only a few meters from the cliffs.  We’ll go “hunting “ for red throated divers, golden plovers, Chur, grey lag and whooper swans in the remote internal areas of the islands and with a bit of luck we will “play” with the camouflaged mountain hares and Scottish Ptarmigan, that on the moors disappear like ghosts.

The Shetland Isles are surrounded by a sea that is rich in fish, reason why every year thousands of birds choose to stay in this natural oasis to breed. The elegant  Arctic Tern arrives deliberately from the South pole and makes large colonies on the ground defending themselves from anyone who dares to approach  with  thrashing overhead attacks . The coast of these areas are densely populated by grey seals  and common seals, that are completely at home in  the presence of man. With all this food, the notorious killer whale has learnt to hunt in these waters, arriving at times at only a few meters from the coast or in the port of the capital.

A day will be dedicated to the otter, rare predator and hard to see in the rest of Europe, but here he has found an ideal habitat.

An unforgettable photographic journey, rich in emotions and unique meetings with sunsets and sunrises that fill our files and …we hope our hearts.

Participation fee

Min 6/ Max8 people.

Book before 30 March 2018

970 euro per person

Deposit and insurance : 60 euro per person

For a booking by a group of 6 people : 830 euro per person

Travel expenses to and from Italy have been purposely left out, thus enabling the client  to choose the preferred airport and take advantage of the various offers available on line.

We are however at your disposition to help find the best solution.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?
  • Accommodation for 6 nights in a cottage
  • All transfers by minivan (fuel included) and ferries as in program
  • Boat trip to and around the Isle of Noss
Whats not included in this tour.
  • Accommodation for 6 nights in a cottage
  • All transfers by minivan (fuel included) and ferries as in program
  • Boat trip to and around the Isle of Noss
Accomodation Details

The chosen building is a very comfortable cottage in Lerwick centre only a short walk from a supermarket and the main restaurants of the town.

There’s a welcoming sitting room and well equipped kitchen at our disposition. Comfortable beds in single or double rooms.

FAQs
  1. Clothing

    Hiking boots or strong ,waterproof shoes are necessary, sweater or fleece ,waterproof jacket , hat backpack, water bottle, thermos flask  and depending on type of trousers, gaiters.

  2. Climate

    Fresh-temperate, windy but less wet than the rest of Scotland. June is the driest period of the year, but it’s best to be prepared as an unexpected shower is not uncommon.

  3. Average price for meals

    The cottage kitchen is available for preparing meals, with a supermarket nearby (5 minutes on foot). There are however restaurants and pubs that serve excellent food costing around 15 euro for a single course and drink, not to mention the traditional fish and chips, costing around 8 euro.

  4. Necessary Documents

    Valid passport or identity card.

  5. Travel insurance

    Anyone taking part in trips organized by Tropico del Camper is protected by insurance cover AXADD3 that guarantees: medical expenses during the trip up to 30,000 euro PAX, withdrawal , 24 hour assistance, patient home transfer, anticipated return, Dispatch of urgent medicine, theft, bag snatching, robbery, luggage damage etc. Please read the clauses in the included leaflet carefully; visible for downloading on our website in the Insurance section.

    IT is possible to integrate the policy with the extension “Trip Cancellation “