Silversea Expedition Cruises A Foula, Shetland Islands, Scotland

Foula, Shetland Islands, Scotland

Described as the most remote inhabited island of the United Kingdom, Foula does seem a world away—32 kilometres (20 miles) west of the main Shetland Islands. The land slopes from a low eastern coast up to dramatic sheer cliffs on the west. At 365 metres (1200 feet), the sea cliffs are the second tallest in Britain. The sandstone of the island has been eroded into dramatic coastal shapes. Earlier islanders lived by catching fish and lobsters. Today’s residents earn an income from sheep crofting (farming) and birdwatching tourism. View more

Foula attracts nesting seabirds during spring with many birds remaining over summer. Britain’s largest population of Great Skuas nest here. They catch fish, scavenge and hunt for the eggs, chicks and even adults of other birds. On flatter parts of the island Red-throated Divers and Arctic Terns nest, while vertical sea cliffs are favoured by Northern Fulmars, Shags and members of the auk family. Foula is Norse for bird island, so when the Norsemen settled 1200 years ago, they were either birdwatchers, or recognised the special nature of the island. Scottish influences eventually replaced much of the Norse culture. The Island claims to be the last place in Britain with speakers of languages of Norse origin. There is still a connection to Norse folklore and music amongst the 30 or so residents today. They still celebrate Christmas and New Year according to dates in the old Julian calendar—Yule on 6th January and Newerday on the 13th. We coordinate our dates with theirs.

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Excursões em Foula, Shetland Islands, Scotland

Hike with Silversea Expedition team

Today you will join the Expedition team to explore the most remote inhabited island in Great Britain. Moderate and more strenuous hikes to the top of the island or along the coastline will be offered. See the wonderful views of its distinctive peaks, being Da Kame the highest one (1,233ft-376 mts). While enjoy the landscape, keep your eyes open for some of the local wildlife, in particular - as the island's name would suggest, Foula, from Old Norse Fugløy means "Bird Island" - birds. You might encounter Atlantic Puffins, Great Skuas, Razorbills, and Gannets.

Kayaking with Silversea Expedition team

Today you will have the chance to join the Expedition Kayak guides for a paddle around the island of Foula, take a close look to this spectacular coastline and its impressive clifftops, take in the beautiful views while looking for the local wildlife, especially the most popular inhabitants of 'Bird Island', such as Atlantic Puffins, Gannets, Common Guillemots, Razorbills and Great Skuas.

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“Voyage of a lifetime” does not even begin to describe a Silversea Expedition experience. Imagine the comfort and intimacy of our ships, coupled with the most intriguing, far-flung destinations on earth. With over 590 destinations on all 7 continents, this is expedition cruising at its finest. Our uniquely curated itineraries with excursions adapted to individual ability and interest cater to all, while our knowledgeable and enthusiastic experts lead the way. Butler service, highest crew to guest ration in the industry and all-inclusivity make a Silversea Expedition cruise like nothing you have ever experienced.