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Escape the heat: the best destinations for a refreshing summer

Explore our curated selection of luxurious cold-climate destinations, perfect for clients seeking a refreshing and adventurous summer retreat.
Posted on Juin 18, 2024

Summer is often synonymous with sunny beaches and high temperatures, but for those looking to escape the heat, colder destinations offer a unique blend of breathtaking landscapes and outdoor activities. For your clients who are keen on discovery and comfort, we have selected exceptional destinations where they can enjoy summer while staying cool. Here is an overview of the best luxury destinations for a summer in cold countries, with exclusive activity suggestions for each location.

Faroe Islands, Denmark

Nestled in the heart of the North Atlantic, this archipelago offers pristine landscapes and unparalleled tranquility. The Faroe Islands are perfect for those looking to reconnect with nature. Summer temperatures are cool, offering a welcome break from the heat. The untouched landscapes and unique island culture create an authentic and serene travel experience.


  • Cliff Hiking: Spectacular ocean views.
  • Visiting Traditional Villages: Discovering Tórshavn and picturesque villages.
  • Bird Watching: On the cliffs of Vestmanna.

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The image depicts the Faroe Islands, a group of islands known for their stunning cliffs. It showcases the beauty of Faroe Island cliff hiking.
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Faroe Islands, Denmark: A scenic view of the Faroe Islands, located in the North Atlantic Ocean, part of Scandinavia in Europe.


Finland, the land of a thousand lakes and vast boreal forests, offers a peaceful and picturesque summer retreat. Finnish summer, with its endless days and bright nights, creates a magical and soothing atmosphere. Temperatures are mild, usually around 10-20°C, allowing full enjoyment of nature without suffering from the heat. Finland is also rich in culture, blending ancient traditions with modern design.


  • Hiking and Excursions: In national parks such as Nuuksio and Oulanka.
  • Sauna and Lake Baths: Authentic and relaxing experience with saunas by the lake.
  • Exploring Helsinki: Visit the capital with its museums, contemporary architecture, and local markets.

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A cozy cabin on a tiny island in a river, surrounded by nature in Finland's Oulanka National Park.
A woman in icy water, surrounded by snow, in Finland sauna.
The Church of St. Simon, a stunning building in Helsinki, Finland.


With its wide and sumptuous landscapes, mysterious lochs, and medieval castles, Scotland is a destination rich in history and legends. The Highlands, in particular, offer a stunning natural setting and memorable adventures. Summers are mild, perfect for outdoor activities, with comfortable temperatures. Scotland also stands out for its unique cultural traditions and rich history, offering an immersive experience on every visit.


  • Hiking in the Highlands: Scenic trails and breathtaking panoramas.
  • Castle Visits: Exploring Balmoral, Stirling, and Edinburgh castles.
  • World-Class Golf: Playing on prestigious courses like St Andrews.

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A majestic mountain in the Scottish Highlands, crowned by a prominent rock formation.
A majestic clock tower stands tall on the grand Balmoral Castle in Scotland, a magnificent building.
A scenic view of the hotel and golf course at the Royal Burgh Course in Scotland, St. Andrews Golf.

Canada, Northern Regions

Canada, including Yukon and the Northwest Territories, is a region of vast wilderness and stunning landscapes. It’s a paradise for nature and adventure enthusiasts. Summers are cool, with moderate temperatures, and the landscapes range from mountains to forests and lakes. Natural phenomena like the northern lights and the midnight sun offer unforgettable experiences.


  • Aurora Borealis Viewing: Stays in luxury lodges to admire this natural phenomenon.
  • Hiking and Exploration: In parks like Kluane and Nahanni.
  • Water Activities: Fishing and canoeing in isolated lakes and rivers.

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Northern lights dancing over teepees in the night sky, showcasing the mesmerizing beauty of Canada's aurora borealis.
A person standing on a hill in Canada's Kluane National Park, enjoying the scenic beauty.
Scenic view of mountains in the background, perfect for canoeing in Canada.


Norway is the land of majestic fjords, rugged mountains, and northern lights. This spectacular landscape offers an ideal setting for summer adventures in nature. Summer temperatures are pleasantly cool, perfect for outdoor activities. Viking culture and local traditions add a fascinating historical and cultural dimension to any visit.


  • Fjord Cruises: Discover the fjords of Geiranger and Nærøyfjord.
  • Hiking and Climbing: Trails like Trolltunga and Preikestolen.
  • Urban Exploration: Visit the capital Oslo with its museums and modern architecture.

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A boat cruising down a river near a majestic waterfall in Norway's Geiranger fjord during a scenic cruise.
A person standing on a cliff overlooking the breathtaking Norwegian landscape during a hike to Trolltunga.
A serene body of water reflecting the beauty of Norway's capital city, Oslo.

Ushuaia, Argentina

Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world, offers unique subantarctic landscapes and a gateway to Antarctica. Summer temperatures are cool, creating a perfect environment for outdoor adventures. Ushuaia is a place of mystery and adventure, with breathtaking landscapes and unique wildlife.


  • Beagle Channel Cruises: Wildlife watching and icy landscapes.
  • Hiking: In Tierra del Fuego National Park.
  • Antarctica Excursions: Ultimate adventures for nature lovers.
Overcast sky above Ushuaia Beagle Channel.
Two individuals strolling beside a river on a path in Ushuaia Tierra del Fuego National Park.
A group of penguins standing on an iceberg in Ushuaia, Antarctica during an excursion.


Sweden, with its dense forests, sparkling lakes, and charming towns, is an ideal destination for a tranquil and refreshing summer vacation. Swedish summers are temperate, with comfortable temperatures, perfect for outdoor activities. The omnipresent nature, combined with Scandinavian design and a rich history, creates a unique and welcoming atmosphere.


  • Sailing in the Stockholm Archipelago: Discovering picturesque islands.
  • Hiking and Cycling: In national parks like Sarek and Abisko.
  • Urban Exploration: Visiting Stockholm, its museums, and design boutiques.

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A scenic body of water in Sweden's Stockholm archipelago, perfect for sailing and exploring.
A breathtaking view of a vast body of water in Sweden's Sarek National Park, surrounded by majestic mountains.
A serene view of a vast body of water in Stockholm, Sweden, reflecting the beauty of nature.

New Zealand, South Island

The South Island of New Zealand is renowned for its diverse landscapes, ranging from deep fjords to majestic mountains and wild beaches. Summer temperatures are mild, perfect for exploring the region’s natural beauty. The combination of varied landscapes and outdoor activities makes it an ideal destination for those seeking both adventure and relaxation.


  • Fjord Exploration: Cruises in Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound.
  • Hiking: Fiordland National Park and the Glacier Route.
  • Adventure Sports: Bungee jumping, jet boating, and paragliding in Queenstown.
Milford Sound, New Zealand: A breathtaking view of the majestic Milford Sound in New Zealand, showcasing its natural beauty and serene waters.
Scenic waterfall in New Zealand's Fiordland National Park.
 Paragliding over Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown, New Zealand.

These destinations guarantee your clients a refreshing summer, rich in discoveries and comfort. By offering tailor-made itineraries, you provide them with the opportunity to fully enjoy each destination while savoring the luxury and elegance of a successful stay. Offer them an unforgettable and unique experience, away from the crowds and summer heat, in spectacular landscapes and preserved natural environments.