Fair Isle Transportation

  • Professor Mulchanov
    Professor Mulchanov
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    Puffins
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    Fair Isle impressions
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    by boat

    by tini58de Updated Jun 29, 2005

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    Professor Mulchanov

    We got to Fair Isle on our expedition ship, the Professor Mulchanov - to be more precise: we used our zodiacs to do a proper landing.

    There is, however, a ferry connection from Grutness Pier on the southern tip of Shetland to Fair Isle on a small ferry called the "Good Shepherd IV". The ferry runs 3 times a week, can carry 12 persons and the trip takes around 2 1/2 hours - always depending on the weather! So be prepared for some delays!

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    Walk, walk, walk!

    by tini58de Written Jun 29, 2005

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    Fair Isle impressions

    Fair Isle is perfect to walk around! There are streets and paths and it definitely is not very strenuous to walk around there!

    We did a nice hike from our landing site to the town hall, on to the bird observatory and the cliffs and back to our landing site again.

    Some people even walked around the island, which does not take too long, since Fair Isle is only 5 km long and 3 km wide!

    So go for it!!!

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    Just walk....

    by daarth Updated Feb 14, 2004

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    Walking about

    The best (and just about only) way to get about Fair Isle is simply to walk. Distances are not far, and you can walk the whole island from north to south in a couple of hours.
    There are some cars, and if you're lucky you might be able to hitch a ride, though I didn't try that.
    I think I heard talk of some form of taxi service.

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    • Birdwatching
    • Beaches
    • Sailing and Boating

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    The Good Shepherd

    by LHOON Written Apr 19, 2003

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    The Good Shepherd IV at North haven, Fair Isle

    The "Good Shepherd IV" is the way to go to Fair Isle. She plies three times per week (once in winter) between Grutness (on the south point of Shetland Mainland) and Fair Isle.
    The two-hour crossing gives good opportunities for viewing seabirds and seals, but it can be quite rough!

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    Fly!!

    by tini58de Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Puffins

    There is a little airstrip on Fair Isle and Loganair is flying there 3 times a week (I believe). Do have a look at the website to get the latest information on timetables and fares!

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    Flap flap

    by daarth Updated Apr 2, 2006

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    Ready for take-off

    Most visitors fly in. They even do it for free! They do however grow their own wings.....
    Fair Isle is home to maybe only 70 people, but there are millions of birds!

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    • Sailing and Boating
    • Birdwatching
    • Hiking and Walking

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    Getting to Fair Isle

    by daarth Updated Feb 14, 2004

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    Sailing towards Fair Isle

    You can get to Fair Isle from the Shetland Islands both by Plane and boat. See the link below for more details.
    We got there like many others out for an adventure, with our own boat.

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    The Islander

    by LHOON Written Apr 19, 2003

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    Fair Isle Airport

    A scheduled air service to Fair Isle is provided by Loganair.
    Eight-seat "Islander" aircraft are a common sight on Fair Isle Airport.

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