No, we’re not vampires; we just hate the heat. Sure, summer is a great chance to get outside and enjoy nature, but why does it have to be so hot all the time? That sticky, sweaty feeling isn’t one that we enjoy. Especially not when we’ve only walked down the block. So if you’re anything like us, then here are some cool summer vacation spots for those who hate the heat.
Looking for a city with all the fun of the sun without the heat? Look no further. Reykjavik is the capital of Iceland and gets around 20 hours of sunlight throughout the summer months. This leaves plenty of time to explore the local beaches, bars, and cafes dotted all around the city. However, even with all that sun, it doesn’t mean you’ll need to stock up on suntan lotion before your vacation. Temperatures here stay between 13 and 15 degrees Celsius (55 and 59 Fahrenheit) throughout the summer. Perfect for anyone who hates the heat.
Denali National Park, Alaska
This park is not only breathtaking, but the average temperatures only reach peaks of 22 Celsius – 72 Fahrenheit – in the summer months. These cool summer heats give us the chance to see all the incredible sights on offer, such as a visit to Denali – America’s tallest peak, the Wonder Lake, and even wildlife spotting on the search for bears, moose, and even horned Dall sheep. As if that wasn’t enough, there are over six million acres to explore – most of which aren’t covered by mobile signal or TV service giving you a perfect chance to switch off from the real world.
City breaks don’t have to mean getting trapped in a humid sweatbox of buildings. In fact, as Bergen’s average summer temperatures only ever reach around 18 Celsius (64 Fahrenheit), there’s little chance of this happening at all. Once you’re in the city, there are plenty of opportunities to take in all the sights and the sounds of the aquarium, museums, enjoy their famous cinnamon buns, and even see the incredible pieces of street art. It’s not all hustle and bustle either. No, Bergen also offers up miles of mountain hikes that give views down over the entire city. Pure bliss.
Victoria B.C., Canada
If you don’t want to travel far for your vacation, but want to enjoy a cool summer trip then look no further, Victoria is the capital city of British Columbia, but has more to offer than it’s bustling streets. There is also the Craigdarroch Castle, museums, and even Beacon Hill park where visitors can spend hours enjoying walks by the water and soaking up the sunshine without the heat. You can enjoy all of this in the average summer temperature of around 21 Celsius, or 71 Fahrenheit, meaning there is more time than ever to take in all the incredible scenery on offer.
Heading on vacation doesn’t have to be all about packing tons of sunblock and bikinis. Sometimes, we want to get away without the heat! Thankfully, these cool summer vacation spots mean we can enjoy our time away without the worry over overheating. Who knew so many places could take our fancy? Best get booking those tickets!