Stoneage Clickimin Broch and Shetland sightseeing & Torshavn: sightseeing and Kirkjubøu visit
Excursion package. Available for the "Through the North Atlantic: From Scotland to Svalbard" voyage. The excursions can be preordered or bought separately onboard pending of availability.
Once securely docked at the port, we depart through Lerwick towards Scalloway for a short scenic drive. From the elevated position we can enjoy the view of the charming village and the imposing Scalloway Castle. After a short photo stop, we continue eastwards through the area that is locally known as the “Black Gates” – an area where peat is still cut to use as fuel. Following the road northwards our main destination of Clickimin Broch is only a short drive. There will be free time to discover this well preserved and restored Broch and learn more about life in the Iron Age. Includes transport in coach. The Broch of Clickimin is a large, well preserved but restored Broch in the heart of Lerwick.
Come with us on this look back into history! We drive out of the capital and over the mountains to the south. As the climate on the Faroe Islands is ‘stably unstable’ it is not unlikely that we will drive through the cloud base and experience some fog on the way. But if you wait a moment, it is also not unlikely that it will clear up and give us a dramatic view. We arrive in Kirkjubøur, the most important historical site on the islands. Kirkjubøur was in medieval times the Episcopal center of the Faroe Islands, and also its undisputed cultural center. We visit the ruins of the impressive Magnus Cathedral that perhaps never was completed, and the St. Olav church – the only remaining medieval church on the Faroe Islands. During our excursion we will learn a lot more about the Faroe Islands, both geographically, historically and the current state of the isles.