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Towards the end of August the mountainsides begin to turn a shade of burgundy as bilberry bushes, dwarf birch and crowberries ripen under cooler autumn skies filled with rainbows, heady atmospheres and the occasional hailstorm. Darkness returns to the land after the perpetual summer light, offering us the chance to see the Northern Lights and appreciate the changing moods of land and sea.


Highlights of the Rainbow Trail include foraging for delicious and abundant berries, taking part in a traditional Smala – a sheep round up in the mountains, local hospitality, music, fishing, hot springs, creative facilitation and plenty of wild camping. 


Why Rainbow? As the summer ends and autumn begins, rainbows regularly appear and mirror the many colours of the landscape. You frequently experience the weather of four seasons in one day which makes it an exciting and dynamic time to be outside.