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Island Hopping in Shetland - Foula

Island Hopping in Shetland - Foula

Mon Jun 3, 2019

Foula is a special place for us at Herrislea, as we also own the boat that operates to and from Foula twice weekly.  However, if you'd like to visit Foula for a day trip, you can book with Shetland Sea Adventures.

Foula is one of the most remotely inhabited places in Shetland, and is a very unique place. The 30 or so people that live there are hugely outnumbered by birds, given that Foula is actually home to the world’s largest colony of Great Skuas – commonly known as Bonxies. There is a massive variety of types of birds, and you’re likely to spot seals and perhaps killer whales off Foula.

Foula is also well known for some amazing cliff scenery and sea views, particularly Da Sneck o' Da Smaalie and The Gaada Stack.

Norse tradition is strong in the isles, as they still celebrate Yule and Newerday of the old Julian calendar, on the 6th and 13th January respectively.

If you’re visiting in July, Foula hold their own music festival! Foula Fest has been started recently on the isles and is not to be missed.  Dates for the 2019 event are 12th -15th July.

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