Best island in Europe? It shouldn’t be a surprise. The Isle of Harris has the beaches, puffin colonies, and seafood to make it the envy of the continent. Get the ferry to Harris direct from Skye, and once you’re there head out on a boat trip for basking sharks, minke and killer whales, or stick to the shore to go otter spotting. You can see St Kilda from the west coast, and you can book a day trip to go see the wildest isle in the Outer Hebrides. Stay in a whitewashed croft, climb An Clisham, the highest peak in the Outer Hebrides, or spend an afternoon exploring the history of the island’s cloth, Harris Tweed.