EXCLUSIVE KNITTING TOUR TO SHETLAND - all included
9 - 17 AUGUST 2023

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Price p.p. in shared double room DKK 25,995

Single room supplement DKK 3,200

We offer 16 seats on a unique knitting trip to  Shetland Islands, where we travel from the southernmost tip of Shetland to the northernmost. We have chosen to include EVERYTHING, so you only have to pay for drinks, insurance and whatever pocket money you may need. The journey begins and ends at Esbjerg airport.

 

If you are interested in being signed up on the waiting list for this exciting tour, please send us an email at garn@christel-seyfarth.dk. Tell us if you want to stay in a shared double room or a single room. We will write to you if  we find an extra space for your.

Terms of payment

1. downpayment of DKK 8,000 (of which DKK 1000,- is deposit) is due upon confirmation from us

2.downpayment of DKK 8.000 is due February 1st, 2023

Balance payment is due April 1st, 2023. We will calculate the balance according to what kind of accommodation you have booked.

Cancellation terms

You may cancel up to and including February 1st, 2023.

1. downpayment, minus DKK 1000,- in deposit, will be refunded.

After February 1st, 2023, your booking is binding, and no further refunds will be possible.

 

The prices are calculated on the basis of the current exchange rate and current fuel prices. Subject to changes and price increases.

 

The program looks like this (subject to changes, e.g. bad weather):

DAY 1

Departure from Esbjerg airport via Aberdeen.

The group will arrive at Sumburgh Airport during the evening. We get on our own bus and drive straight to our hotel, The Shetland Hotel in Lerwick, where we have a late dinner.

Overnight – The Shetland Hotel, Lerwick

 

DAY 2

We drive towards Scalloway, Shetland's old capital, where the guests are divided into 2 groups.

Group 1: Visit to Uradale Farm, where owner Ronnie Eunson will talk about raising Shetland sheep on his organic farm. Hear about the production of their organic yarn, and afterwards have the opportunity to shop in the Uradale Yarn shop.

Group 2: Visit to Scalloway in the studio of knitwear designer Joanna Hunter from Ninian. Hear her interesting story about how she started her business. Then visit the Scalloway Museum, where there are various exhibitions on local history, some knitting and the fascinating story of the "Shetland busses".

After a few hours, each group switches.

After lunch it's back to Lerwick for some shopping time on your own in the town centre.

Overnight – The Shetland Hotel, Lerwick

DAY 3

This morning we have a workshop with Linda Shearer, Shetland Wool Week Patron 2022, who will be holding a 3 hour workshop on Shetland lace.

After lunch, you can visit Jamieson and Smith whose shop is right next door to our hotel.

Later in the afternoon we walk to the Shetland Textile Museum to see the various textile exhibitions and other exhibitions.

Before dinner at the hotel, we visit the shop Ninian, where designer Joanna Hunter offers a glass of wine after closing time, and you have the opportunity to try her designs in peace and quiet.

Overnight – The Shetland Hotel, Lerwick

DAY 4

We take the short ferry crossing to the island of Bressay, where the group will meet the likeable Chris Dyer, owner of Garths Croft, but originally from England and a trained historian and archaeologist. Chris breeds both local and imported breeds of sheep and shows us around his beautifully situated property. Afterwards, he will take the group around Bressay, where we will, among other things, strolling down to Noss Sound. before we have lunch at Speldiburn Café.

After lunch you can have more time at Garths Croft and see Bressay Lighthouse. If the weather is good, we can sit outside and knit here and enjoy the beautiful view. Chris provides refreshments.

Guide: Chris Dyer

Overnight – The Shetland Hotel, Lerwick

DAY 5

Check out of the Shetland Hotel

We drive north to see the iconic and impressive Eshaness Cliffs and Lighthouse. Stop for morning coffee before we check into Busta House Hotel. Here we eat lunch and listen to a one-hour lecture by the world's fastest knitter, Hazel Tindall. There will be time to knit together in the lounge room for the rest of the afternoon.

Accommodation – Busta House Hotel

DAY 6

Today we will have to get up early, as we are going to the northernmost island Unst. We will sail with two ferries, the first ferry goes to the island of Yell. The second ferry will take us to Unst where we will drive up to see Muckle Flugga, the most northerly point in Britain (weather permitting). Arrival at cozy Victoria's Vintage Tea Room for lunch and the day's tour ends at the Unst Heritage Centre, which has a fine collection of lace knits. Unst is famous for Shetland lace knitting and we will be joined by local ladies who are experts in lace.

After lunch you can visit the interesting archaeological sites of the Vikings before we drive back to the hotel.

Guide: Chris Dyer

Accommodation – Busta House Hotel

DAY 7

We check out of the Busta House Hotel and drive towards the southern mainland of Shetland.

On the trip, we visit designer Wilma Malcolmson's studio, where she will tell us all about her inspiration for color mixing and fair-isle knitting.

Afterwards we head to Hoswick where we have lunch at the visitor centre, which was once a hub for textiles. You will have the opportunity to visit Laurence Odie knitwear to see traditional Shetland knitwear, Nielanell's to see her modern knitwear and Karlin Anderson, who is a jewelry designer with the most adorable little studio.We take the scenic route to the Sumburgh Hotel, stopping for a beautiful stroll to the picturesque St Ninian's Isle and hopefully see seals on Rerwick Beach.

Overnight – Sumburgh Hotel

DAY 8

This morning we will have a 3 hour workshop with knitting designer Janette Budge, who will teach us how to make a Fair Isle Yoke bag. She will talk about using more than one color in her knitting and show how to choose colors that work well. After lunch we take the short drive to Sumburgh Head Lighthouse, where we can see the various exhibits and look for seabirds.Afterwards we invite you to wine and snacks with live Shetland music in Unken Kaffee on Sumburgh Head (or Sumburgh hotel - agreement not yet in place) before returning to the hotel for dinner.

Overnight – Sumburgh Hotel

DAY 9

Early morning departure from Sumburgh Hotel to the airport for the early morning flight to Aberdeen/Esbjerg.

The price includes:

Flights Esbjerg/Aberdeen/Sumburgh and return, Accommodation in a shared double room (or single rooms at an extra cost) at mid-range hotels, all meals, own bus and driver, private guide on some of the tours, all entrance fees, all workshops, private concert with Shetland musicians

 

KNITTING TOUR TO SHETLAND 9 - 17th AUGUST 2023

kr8.000,00Price
  • Please only pay the downpayment if you have been accepted on the tour.