A wonderful stopover for nature-lovers and history buffs
Lerwick is the capital and main port of the Scottish Shetland Islands, which are located more than 100 miles off the north coast of mainland Britain.
The area has strong ties with the Scandinavian countries, particularly Norway, and this is reflected in Lerwick’s street names.
Lerwick represents a wonderful stopover during your MSC cruise vacation for everyone from families and walkers to nature-lovers and history buffs. Art enthusiasts will particularly enjoy the special landscapes and unique light of the Shetland Isles, which have encouraged numerous painters and sculptors, and this tradition is reflected in the many excellent local art galleries.
Why not pay them a visit and take home a very unique vacation souvenir? Leave your luxury MSC ship and head off into the wild countryside around Lerwick, which is home to some of the greatest archaeological sites in the British Isles.
Jarlshof is a settlement that includes 4,000-year-old Stone Age hut, an Iron Age ‘broch’ and a large Viking village and makes a great day out for everyone. Another fascinating day trip is found at the Shetland Crofthouse Museum, a reconstruction of life in a thatched homestead 100 years ago.
If you’re spending the day in Lerwick, combine lunch and a spot of shopping with a walk round Fort Charlotte, built in 1781.
For these and more excursion ideas, consult our complete list of day trip packages; we will take you to the most interesting spots and ensure you enjoy the best deals on local attractions, to create a memorable day off the MSC ship.
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