Cruising by Sumburgh Head cruises

Puffin on the cliffs at Sumburgh Head, Scotland
Puffin on the cliffs at Sumburgh Head, Scotland

Located at the southern tip of the Shetlands’ main island, Sumburgh Head is a towering, 100-metre-high rock spur capped by the Sumburgh Head Lighthouse – one of Scotland’s oldest, best-known and most photographed lighthouses.

The head, and its unspoilt, rugged surroundings, are a designated RSPB Nature Reserve, providing the perfect natural habitat for various seabird species including Puffins, Fulmars, Guillemots, Razorbills and Kittiwakes to name just a few.

Enjoy views of the lighthouse as you sail slowly by, watch for huge seabird colonies perched on the cliffs through your binoculars, and be sure to keep your eyes on the water: you might be lucky enough to see White-sided dolphins, Harbour Porpoises and Whales too.  

Cruises to Cruising by Sumburgh Head

Scenic Scotland & Norway in Five Nights

Scenic Scotland & Norway in Five Nights

Departs: Rosyth (Edinburgh) • Sat 23 May 2020
5 nights • Balmoral • L2010

  • Encompassing two beautiful countries, this short, yet spellbinding escape manages to pack into the highlights of picturesque waterways, islands and a former ‘European Capital of Culture’ into just five nights.
  • Enjoy a taste of Norway, with unforgettable scenic cruising by the mighty mountains and rock formations of size-restricted Lysefjord and time to uncover the contrasting sights of Stavanger.
  • The Scottish leg of your holiday includes opportunities to capture the unspoilt coastal scenes of the Shetlands; look out for native seabirds such as puffins and fulmars; and marvel at the Orkney’s geological wonders.

From £699pp

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