As you roll off the ferry to Coll you might notice the complete lack of street lights. So if you’re a stargazer this is the place to come. Look up on a clear night for a full view of the Milky Way, or arrive in winter and you might be lucky enough to see the Northern Lights. It’s pretty good in the daylight, too, with Iron Age forts, standing stones, and excellent views from the walk up Ben Hogh. Coll is also one of the best places to see basking sharks, and you can even go for a swim with them. In summer, the island’s wild flowers come into full bloom, which is the perfect backdrop to the half marathon that takes place in August.