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Papa Stour Shetland Islands
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Papa Stour Shetland Islands

Papa Stour is a small island of only two square miles located in Shetland Islands, Great Britain. It is situated to the west of the Shetland mainland, and is the most remote of the Shetland Islands. Papa Stour is known for its dramatic cliffs and seabird colonies, and is home to a wide variety of wildlife.

The island is largely uninhabited, with the majority of its population living in the small village of Hamnavoe. The village is home to a number of historic sites, including the ruins of St. Olaf’s Church, which dates back to the 12th century.

The island is also home to a number of archaeological sites, including the remains of a Viking settlement. There is evidence that Papa Stour has been inhabited since at least the Iron Age.

The island is also known for its rich fishing grounds and its abundance of seabirds. The waters around Papa Stour are home to a variety of species, including puffins, razorbills, guillemots, and shags.

In addition to its wildlife and archaeological sites, Papa Stour is also known for its historical significance. In 1612, the island was the site of a major battle between the Dutch and the English. The battle resulted in the Dutch capturing the island, and the English retreating.

Today, Papa Stour is a popular tourist destination. Visitors can explore the island’s many historical sites, enjoy the breathtaking views of its dramatic cliffs, and observe the island’s abundant wildlife.

Excursion tips for a day in Papa Stour Shetland Islands

As a tourist in Papa Stour Shetland Islands in Great Britain, there are many exciting activities to do during the day. Here are some ideas:

1. Visit the St. Magnus Church, which is the oldest building on the island and a great example of medieval architecture.
2. Explore the Brough of Papa Stour, a tiny island off the coast of the main island.
3. Take a walk along the beach and admire the stunning views of the sea.
4. Visit the St. Ninian’s Isle Tombolo, a natural sand and shingle causeway that connects the island to the mainland.
5. Take a boat trip around the island and spot some of the local wildlife.
6. Visit the Shetland Museum and Archives to learn more about the history of the area.
7. Tour the local fishing village of Voe and learn about the traditional fishing methods.
8. Visit the local shops and pick up some souvenirs to take home.
9. Enjoy a delicious meal at one of the local restaurants.
10. Explore the surrounding area and take in the beautiful scenery.

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The climate in Papa Stour Shetland Islands

Papa Stour in the Shetland Islands of Great Britain has a cool maritime climate throughout the year. Summers are mild with temperatures ranging from 10-15°C, while winters are cold with temperatures ranging from 0-5°C. Rainfall is common in all four seasons, with the wettest months being October and November. Spring and autumn are generally mild and wet, while winter is usually cold and wet. Snowfall is possible, but not common.

Cruise weather for Papa Stour Shetland Islands

Our weather forecast for Papa Stour Shetland Islands helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 14.4 °C
min: 13 °C
30.6 m/s
48.6 m/s
97.9 %
21.3 m
90.5 %
1,003 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 14.0 °C
min: 12.6 °C
25.6 m/s
41.4 m/s
82.6 %
21.1 m
88.1 %
1,001 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 13.9 °C
min: 12.7 °C
25.2 m/s
40.0 m/s
79.1 %
24.1 m
87.2 %
1,009 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 14.2 °C
min: 12.7 °C
22.7 m/s
36.7 m/s
95.3 %
23.2 m
86.1 %
1,017 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 14.1 °C
min: 13 °C
35.0 m/s
50.8 m/s
98.5 %
19.3 m
90.2 %
1,013 hPa
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 13.6 °C
min: 12.3 °C
48.6 m/s
63.4 m/s
22.4 %
23.9 m
84.6 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 13.0 °C
min: 12.6 °C
34.6 m/s
42.8 m/s
85.3 %
24.1 m
85.0 %
1,014 hPa
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 13.6 °C
min: 13 °C
24.4 m/s
35.3 m/s
99.8 %
23.1 m
92.2 %
1,010 hPa
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 13.6 °C
min: 13 °C
23.8 m/s
35.3 m/s
93.7 %
19.3 m
90.4 %
1,004 hPa
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 13.3 °C
min: 11.9 °C
26.3 m/s
32.0 m/s
77.8 %
22.4 m
82.0 %
1,001 hPa
Aug. 4th 2024 Aug. 4th 2024 max: 14.5 °C
min: 12.4 °C
51.5 m/s
68.4 m/s
68.8 %
21.9 m
85.9 %
996 hPa
Aug. 5th 2024 Aug. 5th 2024 max: 13.5 °C
min: 12.6 °C
40.3 m/s
50.4 m/s
38.4 %
21.8 m
82.5 %
1,004 hPa
Aug. 6th 2024 Aug. 6th 2024 max: 13.4 °C
min: 12.9 °C
40.3 m/s
48.7 m/s
39.3 %
24.0 m
86.3 %
1,015 hPa
Aug. 7th 2024 Aug. 7th 2024 max: 13.6 °C
min: 13.2 °C
36.4 m/s
48.2 m/s
86.0 %
22.2 m
91.8 %
1,012 hPa

Cruises to Papa Stour Shetland Islands

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Scheduled ship calls in Papa Stour Shetland Islands, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
May 27th 2025 Tuesday, 27th of May 2025 Silver Endeavour 05:30 am 09:30 am
Jun. 22nd 2025 Sunday, 22nd of Jun. 2025 Silver Wind Expedition 06:00 am 11:00 am

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