Yvonne Marke

Ponies and 3 More Reasons to Visit Scotland's Shetland Islands

About Scotland
The Shetland Islands are where 'Scotland meets Scandinavia and the North Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean'. With over 4000 years of history, enchanting wild coastline and charming farms - with an estimated 1500 famous Shetland ponies roaming its green pastures - the Shetland islands are a time capsule of unique Scottish history, heritage and traditional lifestyle. 

We sailed to the Shetland Islands on our luxury Seabourn cruise of Scandinavia and the Northern British Isles. The Shetland Islands are yet another reason we love sailing on smaller ships like Seabourn, whose itineraries can and do include small ports in remote destinations. Imagine a cruise port where you barely see another tourist while you experience untouched Nature and authentic local life. It's cruise travel as the explorer inside you dreams it will be!