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Explore the top-rated Shetland Islands small ship cruises below.  Adventure Life works with all the top-rated small ship cruise lines visiting Shetland Islands, and Lerwick, and we help match you with the perfect small ship and cruise itinerary for your specific tastes and needs. There are countless advantages to exploring on a small ship cruise versus a large cruise ship including avoiding crowds and being able to visit and explore smaller ports and scenic shorelines that large ships simply cannot access. The cost of Shetland Islands small ship cruises start at $2,750 for a trip of 8 to 15 days in 2023. Tell us about your dream Shetland Islands small ship cruise and our team of travel planners will help you make it a reality.  
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Colorful sunset over the Scottish Highlands
$12,350
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Norwegian Fjords & Scottish Isles

Edinburgh - Bergen - 9 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Resolution
  • Visit Shetland Islands for wildlife
  • Stroll to see the wooden houses
  • Explore Hardangerfjorden
  • Explore the Stone Age sites
Starts / Ends:
Edinburgh / Bergen
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On a voyage aboard the new National Geographic Resolution, sail across the North Sea in the wake of legendary explorers and seafarers, traveling from Norway’s breathtaking fjords and snow-dusted mountains to Scotland’s rolling green hills and ancient ruins. Glide beneath the dramatic …
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Discover ancient cultures of the Orkney islands
$12,740
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Legendary Northern Isles: Scotland, Faroes, & Iceland

Bergen - Reykjavík - 13 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Explorer
  • Go back in time at Skara Brae
  • See the mysterious Ring of Brofgar
  • Walk through Jarlshof
  • Observe incredible birdlife
Starts / Ends:
Bergen / Reykjavik
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Sail beneath the midnight sun, overseas steeped in Norse mythology, and along the route of the boldest Vikings who ventured west. Meet the welcoming islanders who call the scenic Faroes home—Danes by nationality and Viking by blood. See the graves of their Viking ancestors and explore their …
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Broch of Mousa, Scotland
$5,995
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British Isles: Legendary History & Wild Nature

13 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Spirit
  • See Tresco, Bronze Age burial site
  • Discover Tresco Abbey Garden
  • Enjoy bird-watching in Rathlin
  • Step inside the fortress Llanduno
  • Visit the island of Staffa
Starts / Ends:
Portsmouth / Leith
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Take this opportunity to join Sea Spirit on its 13-day cruise to explore and discover the wonderful beaches, ruins and wildlife as you visit different islands. Discover the sand-fringed island of Tresco, Bronze Age burial site and see the 20,000 exotic plants in Tresco Abbey Garden. Enjoy …
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Colorful sunset over the Scottish Highlands
$17,770
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Ancient Isles: England, Ireland, and Scotland

15 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Explorer
  • Explore Celtic and Viking culture
  • Sail around Skellig Michael
  • Zodiac cruise in Scotland
  • Visit giant seabird colonies
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Walk through Stone Age village ruins 5,000-years-old, Zodiac cruise around the stunning island of Staffa, and hoist a pint or two with spirited natives in cozy pubs throughout the land. You’ll explore ancient sites in moody landscapes to learn about culture and history in lands that have been …
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Discover the rich history of Edinburgh
$4,460
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Shetland, Orkney & Hebrides

Glasgow, Scotland - Rosyth - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Champlain
  • Discover the northern islands
  • Enjoy the Orkney Islands' wildlife
  • Learn the history of the Shetlands
  • Explore Edinburgh
Starts / Ends:
Glasgow / Edinburgh
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy an incredible experience of Celtic lands and history on this 8-day cruise fromGlasgowtoEdinburgh. Explore Glasgow, Scotland's cultural capital, with its rich artistic and architectural heritage. Set sail forthe Hebrides archipelagowith a stop in Tobermory, a charming fishing port with …
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A polar landscape
$2,750
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Arctic Ocean Expedition, Fair Isle - Jan Mayen - Ice Edge - Spitsbergen

10 Day Itinerary aboard MV Hondius
  • Cruise along the edge of sea-ice
  • Visit the volcanic Jan Mayen island
  • Observe orca and minke whales
  • Tour ancient circular stone towers
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a whale safari from the Scottish Islands to Spitsbergen. The Scottish waters offer excellent possibilities to spot Minke Whale, White-beaked Dolphin and Harbour Porpoise. Several other cetaceans, including Orca (Killer Whale), are also native to these waters. This unforgettable Arctic …
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Ring of Brodgar is a unique stone circle in Scotland.
$9,960
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Exploring Scotland’s Wild Isles: Shetlands, Orkneys & Inner Hebrides

9 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Resolution
  • Witness the iron-age Midhowe Broch
  • Discover the old stone age
  • Walk along coastal cliffs
  • Explore the Bronze Age ruins
Starts / Ends:
Dublin / Edinburgh
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the archaeological sites and untamed scenery of three Scottish Isles—Shetlands, Orkneys, and the Inner Hebrides—on this 9-day cruise aboard the brand-new National Geographic Resolution. Visit the "upside-down" Rathlin West Light, which was constructed between 1912 and …
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Explore the enchanting city of Glasgow
$7,200
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Scottish Isles and Norwegian Fjords Voyage - with Smithsonian Journeys

Bergen - Glasgow, Scotland - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Dumont-d'Urville
  • Discover beautiful Norwegian Fjords
  • Experience a rail journey
  • Enjoy the view of Olden
  • Discover beauty of Bergen
Starts / Ends:
Bergen / Glasgow
Activities:
Land & Sea Exploration, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board Le Dumont-d'Urville for an 8-day journey through the Norwegian fjords and the wild landscapes of the Scottish Isles. Begin your journey in Bergen, famous for its Hanseatic port, Bryggen, a UNESCO World Heritage site that still bears traces of the Viking-founded city's illustrious …
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