Welcome to Shetland Geotours

Burland Croft Trail

Burland Croft Trail
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Let us give you 'off -the-beaten-track' experiences to enjoy the fascinating landscapes, geology, archaeology, history and wildlife of the Shetland Islands.

Shetland Geotours offer guided tours or walks with an emphasis on the diverse geology, landscapes and archaeology of Shetland as well as giving you the chance of close encounters with some wonderful wildlife.

Group Walk at Eshaness

Group Walk at Eshaness
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All tours are open to anyone with an interest in the great outdoors or the study subject concerned. No previous knowledge or qualifications are necessary as information packs will be provided for our study tours and your experienced guide Allen Fraser will impart his extensive knowledge of all things Shetland.


Study Tours

An Alluvial Fan

Group Study of an Alluvial Fan
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Our 'Rock On Shetland' Study Tour concentrates on the 3 billion year geological history of Shetland visiting some of the best geological localities to be found anywhere in Europe.









Daily Tours & Guided Walks

Shetland Geotours offer a range of daily guided walks to the mysterious, scenic and wilder parts of Shetland.

If you’d like something different from the circuit of photo stops and craft shops then join me, Allen Fraser, to get an ‘off the beaten track’ experience of Shetland. My speciality subject is Shetland’s unique geology but I’ll also introduce you to Shetland’s fascinating landscapes, archaeology and wonderful wildlife.

The day tours page has details of tours and walks available.

All my one-day tours depart from the Market Cross, Lerwick just outside the Tourist Information Centre. To find out which walk or tour is operating on any day and to book call Shetland Tourist Centre on 01595 693434 or Allen Fraser on 01595 859218.

You can also look at my Online Calendar to see when I am operating each tour.

In preparing our range of excursions on the geology of Shetland we recognise that our present understanding and appreciation of Shetland geology has been made possible by the dedicated work of many geologists. In particular, a small group of geologists, including Flinn, May and Mykura, have devoted many years to field work in the islands and advanced our knowledge in fundamental ways. This work is listed in the bibliography of Shetland Landscapes.