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Explore Shetland Islands on a small ship cruise with Adventure Life. We work with all the top-rated small ship cruise lines visiting Lerwick, and Shetland Islands, and we help match you with the perfect small ship and cruise itinerary for your specific tastes and needs. There are countless advantages to visiting Shetland Islands 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 small ship cruises to Shetland Islands start at $2,750 for a trip of 6 to 15 days in 2022. Tell us about your dream small ship cruise to Shetland Islands and our team of Shetland Islands travel experts 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 and Scottish Isles

Edinburgh - Bergen - 10 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 in:
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 in:
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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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
$4,790
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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 in:
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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Discover the restored Iona Abbey, Scotland
$9,200
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Dublin to Reykjavik expedition

13 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Cloud
  • See historic cathedrals and church
  • Walk through the street of Torshavn
  • See Icelandic eiderdown collectors
  • Observe Arctic's wildlife in Vigur
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience how different and yet how beautiful three countries can be on this journey through Scotland, the Faroe Islands and Iceland on this 13-day expedition aboard Silver Cloud. Sail from Ireland’s capital to Iceland’s capital, Dublin to Reykjavik, with stops in Scotland and the …
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Ring of Brodgar is a unique stone circle in Scotland.
$12,350
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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 in:
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
$6,120
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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 in:
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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Grass-roofed houses of the Faroe Islands
$4,290
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Through the North Atlantic

10 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Albatros
  • View unique Arctic wildlife
  • Visit glaciers & steepwalled fjords
  • Visit the legendary whaling town
  • Enjoy beautiful scenery
Starts/ Ends in:
Aberdeen / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise
Activity Level:
Relaxed
From Lerwick, Shetland and Faroe Islands via Jan Mayen to Svalbard. Early summer's cruise from the green islands of Scotland and North Atlantic to the Arctic islands of Jan Mayen and Svalbard. Sail together with the migrating birds, and hopefully, spot polar bears hunting from the sea ice. The …
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Discover ancient cultures of the Orkney islands
$4,290
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Vikings of the North Sea

6 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Albatros
  • Learn the history of Orkney Island
  • Experience wonders of Skagen
  • Visit legendary Haugesund
  • Explore Skara Brae
Starts/ Ends in:
Copenhagen / Aberdeen
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on an exploration voyage across the North Sea with Ocean Albatros, departing from a port in central Copenhagen. Visit Skagen, a little picturesque town on the pointy 'top' of Denmark, where many great Danish artists previously lived in an artists' colony. Continuing into open …
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