With summer solstice behind us and temperatures rising, many travelers have started looking for ways to escape the heat. Below are six beat the heat summer adventures for 2016.
6 Beat the Heat Summer Travel Adventures
If it’s getting too hot where you are, then it’s time to beat the heat with these 5 summer adventures from Norway to Alaska!
1. Lofoten Islands & Western Fjords of Norway
My travel bucket list soul is exploding with images of Norway, where my ancestry originated. Experience the midnight sun in Norway’s Lofoten Islands, one of the world’s most beautiful archipelagos. Explore dramatic scenery north of the Arctic Circle. Embark on a Midnight Sun Cruise and search for whales and other life. Visit millennium-old archeological sites, tour a reconstructed Viking longhouse and kayak quiet waters north of the Arctic Circle. Be still my itchy feet and traveling heels!
2. Explore Chile North to South
Chile was one of my first truly international experiences — and oh the wine! Chile is where I fell in love with Sauvignon Blanc. Experience Chile’s main highlights on this journey starting in the North and ending in the South of the country. Explore the arid Atacama Desert, stroll Santiago’s streets, and adventure in the Lakes District near Puerto Varas. Finish your Chile tour with hiking in the remote Torres del Paine National Park. Stay longer with by adding a trip to Easter Island to round out your Chilean exploration.
3. Iceland and The Diamond Circle
In Iceland, you’ll visit incredible waterfalls, lakes, mountains and experience stories of trolls and elves. This six-day tour travels by 4WD car from Reykjavik through the Skagafjordur Region to the highlights of the Diamond Circle in the north, returning to Reykjavik by plane. Long nights and clear skies provide high chance of Northern Lights sightings.
4. South Greenland Cruise
Board the historical Rembrandt van Rijn on this 8-day South Greenland cruise. During your journey, visit the famous medieval Norse Cathedral, see where Viking Eric Red lived, spot white-tailed eagles and other wildlife, bathe in a hot spring surrounded by icebergs, and admire beautiful Arctic scenery.
5. Nova Scotia Bike/Hike Tour
Enjoy scenic rides and hikes amid pristine beaches, marshland, quaint villages, and beautiful vineyards. Highlights include: absorbing the region’s history at UNESCO World Heritage Sites; cycling a variety of picturesque paved roads and trails; wildlife viewing opportunities; exceptional local cuisine and fresh seafood; and four-star accommodations. http://ciclismoclassico.com/trips/nova-scotia-bike-tour/
6. Fly Fish Alaska
Alaska’s Bristol Bay Lodge offers fishing for all five species of Pacific salmon, leopard-spotted rainbow trout, Dolly Varden trout, arctic char, grayling and northern pike. The most unique aspect of this operation is the exclusive overnight out-camps. No other lodge can offer this unique rotation schedule which combines day and overnight fishing trips, first-class accommodations and attentive service.
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