Where to Beat the Summer Heat
PHOTO: Cool off in Nova Scotia this summer. (Photo courtesy of Thinkstock)
Sweater-lovers rejoice. You don’t have to give up your cozy winter wear just because the summer is here. Head to one of these chilly destinations where, regardless of the season, it’s “cool” all year long.
Lofoten Islands & Western Fjords of Norway
Heading north of the Arctic Circle is sure to require cold-weather gear no matter when you go. These islands are one of the most beautiful – and remote – in the world and smack dab in the land of the midnight sun. You can see dramatic scenery, search for whales, visit old archeological sites, tour reconstructed Viking longhouses and more.
Iceland and The Diamond Circle
Iceland’s Diamond Circle is home to waterfalls, lakes, mountains and stories of trolls and elves. Long nights and clear skies mean the northern lights are very possibly visible as well. Travel with Big Chill Adventure and you can tour the region by four-wheel-drive vehicle and then return to Reykjavik by plane.
South Greenland Cruise
Onboard the historic Rembrandt van Rijn, visit the famous medieval Norse Cathedral, learn about Viking Eric Red, spot white-tailed eagles, immerse yourself in a hot spring surrounded by glaciers and take in the Arctic scenery around you.
Nova Scotia Hike and Biking
Nova Scotia is enjoying increased popularity at the moment as more and more people think about giving Canada a test drive as their new homeland.
Those interested in getting to know the country’s natural side can enjoy a hike and bike journey that explores UNESCO World Heritage sites, cycling trails and paved roads, wildlife viewing, sampling local cuisine and four-star accommodations.
READ MORE: 10 Ways to Enjoy Scenic Canada & New England
Fly Fish Alaska
Are you really looking for a true escape? Then the wilds of Alaska await the fishing enthusiast. Bristol Bay Lodge offers exclusive overnight out-camps for fishing for all five species of Pacific salmon. There’s also leopard-spotted rainbow trout, sea-run dolly varden, arctic char, grayling and northern pike.
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