Stunning Vacation Spots Where You Can Enjoy a Cooler Summer

Reine Panorama

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If you’re tired of summer’s sweltering heat, why not head off on vacation to a place where you can enjoy spectacular scenery and more pleasant temperatures somewhere in the range of perhaps 65 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit? These stunning vacation spots offer the ultimate destinations for doing just that, including the Norwegian village of Reine in the Lofoten Islands, pictured above. Located some 140 miles above the Arctic Circle, this “soul of northern Norway”, is home to blue-watered bays, flower-covered meadows, soaring mountains and silken Arctic light.

Newfoundland, Canada

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Newfoundland, Canada’s easternmost province, is home to incredible scenery, an abundance of wildlife, fantastic food, lots of great Celtic music and some of the friendliest people on earth. Enjoy walks like the Skerwink Trail, a rugged coastal trail where sea stacks, icebergs, whales and bald eagles can be seen.

Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

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Summer temperatures on Vancouver Island, off the west coast of British Columbia, are typically in the high 60s and low 70s. Not only can you explore some of the most magnificent landscapes on earth, from open seas and calm inland waters to soaring emerald mountains and rain forest, you can enjoy activities like whale watching as the waters surrounding the island are home to one of the largest populations of orcas on earth.

Iceland

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Summer in Iceland means long, idyllic days for experiencing some of the world’s most stunning sights like Skogafoss Waterfall. One of Iceland’s largest and most famous falls, it plunges nearly 60 feet into a pool below.

Ireland

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Of course Ireland also experiences cooler summer temperatures that rarely get above 70 degrees. Visit places like Dingle and Portmagee in County Kerry with picture-perfect coastal scenery as well as gorgeous rivers, lakes and mountains in Wicklow National Park.