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If your plan is to visit the puffins this is your last chance as they fly out to sea at the beginning of the month. Mid-August the autumn colours start to appear in nature, the days start to shorten but no need to worry! Berry picking season is starting. Bear in mind that you need the landowner’s permission if you want to pick more than you eat on site. 
Travelling the Arctic Coast Way in the autumn colours is truly a scenic drive. Take an easy hike and pick some berries on the way. 


Temp 10°C / 50F

Average high 14°C / 57.2F

Average low 7°C / 44.6F

Precipitation 34mm/day

Daylight hours 16

What to expect

The dark August evenings are particularly pleasant as the weather is still warm. It can be rainy so be sure to pack appropriate outerwear.

What to pack?

  • Fleece jacket/lightweight wool sweater
  • Light layers (long sleeve tops, soft shells etc.)
  • Rainproof/windproof jacket and pants
  • Sturdy walking shoes with a good tread/grip
  • Sunglasses (during spring/summer it’s bright 24/7 and during winter the sun rises low an reflects from the snow, if there is any).
  • Gloves
  • Scarves
  • Hat (toque/beanie)
  • Thermal underwear (specifically for highland travel/activities)
  • Waterproof hiking boots (specifically for highland travel/activities)
  • Warm socks (specifically for winter and highland travel/activities)
  • Swimsuit
  • Quick-dry towel (for visiting pools and hot springs - towels are available for rent at swimming facilities)
  • Insect repellent/fly nets
  • Eyeshades (some find it hard to sleep when there’s daylight up to 24/7)
  • Sunscreen


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