Beat the Summer Heat: Northern Europe

Summer is just around the corner, and if you’re dreaming of exploring the beauty of Northern Europe, you’re in for a treat. In this month’s blog, we present some enchanting summer destinations. This week, we start in Northern Europe.

These are destinations where you can “beat the heat”. As most of the continent swelters in the summer sun, these are places where we can have a bit of a respite. Of course, while still experience all that Bella Vita Travels can offer. The moderate temperatures in the north, seemingly endless sun, and abundance of outdoor activities make these places truly unforgettable destinations.

From picturesque fjords to vibrant cities, get ready to be inspired for your next adventure and discover the wonders that Northern Europe has to offer!

Copenhagen, Denmark

Known for its colorful buildings, historic castles, and world-class cuisine, Copenhagen is a must-visit destination in Northern Europe. Take a leisurely stroll along the iconic Nyhavn waterfront, visit the Tivoli Gardens amusement park. Or, explore the fascinating exhibits at the National Museum.

Don’t miss the Copenhagen Jazz Festival! Here, you can enjoy live music in outdoor venues across the city. Or the Roskilde Festival, one of the largest music festivals in Europe.

Outdoor summer dining is also a great idea as you indulge in delicious Danish pastries and experience the city’s thriving food scene. For those who travel to eat, names like Noma and Geranium are world famous. However, don’t miss out on Korean inspired Koan, or the unique tasting menus at Kadeau. Copenhagen is one of the most important cities in the world restaurant wise. It is a cannot miss destination for our food loving clients.

Summer in Stockholm, Sweden

With its stunning architecture, beautiful parks, and vibrant cultural scene, Stockholm is a city that will capture your heart. Explore the historic Gamla Stan (Old Town), visit the impressive Vasa Museum, or take a boat tour of the picturesque archipelago. Enjoy a fika (coffee break) at a cozy cafe and immerse yourself in the laid-back Scandinavian lifestyle.

Summer in Stockholm is the perfect time to take advantage of the city’s numerous outdoor activities. From kayaking in the archipelago to cycling around the city’s many parks and green spaces, there is no shortage of ways to enjoy the great outdoors in Stockholm. You can also take a boat tour of the city’s waterways. We also love an invigorating swim in the clean and refreshing waters of Lake Mälaren. Or, simply relax in one of the city’s many outdoor cafes and parks. With sun set at 10 pm or later, there is plenty of time to enjoy the beautiful days!

The perfect place to stay

We love the Grand Hotel Stockholm any time of the year! From its frescoed ceilings to its breathtaking waterfront views across the Old Town and Royal Palace, the Grand Hôtel Stockholm has delighted guests since 1874. Surrounded by elegance, many sumptuous public rooms have become designated Swedish national treasures. Guests can enjoy the individually designed bedrooms along with complimentary high-speed internet and access to the award-winning Nordic Spa & Fitness. Staff can help arrange experiences tailored to your needs. Dining is raised to new heights by chef Mathias Dahlgren, with his Michelin-starred Matbaren (The Food Bar) and Rutabaga.

Reykjavik, Iceland

If you’re looking for a unique summer destination, look no further than Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland. Discover the otherworldly landscapes of the Golden Circle, soak in the Blue Lagoon’s geothermal waters, or embark on a whale-watching tour. Don’t miss the chance to see the mesmerizing Northern Lights if you’re visiting in the late summer months.

One of the most magical experiences you can have in Iceland during the summer is the Midnight Sun phenomenon. Due to its high latitude, Iceland experiences almost 24 hours of daylight during the summer months. This means you can explore the country’s stunning natural wonders at any time of day, giving you the opportunity to maximize your time and see as much as possible.

Top summer tours in Reykjavik

Iceland is one of the best places in the world for whale watching. The summer months offer the perfect opportunity to spot these majestic creatures in their natural habitat. Humpback whales stand out for their social and playful nature, often seen as the showy divas among whales. They frequently appear during whale-watching excursions, leaping out of the water, feeding, or slapping their tails and flukes.

Head to places like Husavik or Reykjavik for a chance to see humpback whales, orcas, and even blue whales up close.

Beat the heat – the Bella Vita Travels way

Do any of these destinations seem like your ultimate summer getaway? We still have availability to plan a trip to several – contact us today to start planning your tailor made holiday!

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