With its own intrinsic beauty and deep water sheltered harbour, Lerwick is one of Scotland’s top cruise destinations. Located midway between Faroe, Norway and the Scottish mainland, the port accommodates ships up to 230m length alongside. Larger ships anchor in the harbour with passengers just minutes away by tender from a modern landing stage and welcome ashore pavilion located in the heart of Lerwick's town centre. Shetland is renowned for its Scandinavian and Scottish heritage, archaeological sites, spectacular seabird colonies, diverse marine life and distinctive native breeds. The islands have a rich Viking heritage and are also home to the world famous Shetland Pony. Amongst the attractions are excursions to Mousa, an island which boasts the best-preserved Iron Age broch in Scotland and Jarlshof, one of the most remarkable archaeological sites ever excavated in the British Isles. A warm and friendly Meet and Greet service is provided to passengers and crew on arrival.