While some people love the sun and red-hot temperatures, others prefer milder climates. A Reddit user recently asked his fellow travel lovers for a destination in Europe to visit this summer where temperatures wouldn't get above 24 degrees Celsius. Here are the eight places that proved to be the most popular.
Scotland has some beautiful spots for a short break, including the famous City of Edinburgh. One user said: “As a Canadian now living in North Scotland, I would say summers here are sunny but not super hot. So, an option for you!”
Despite its name, Iceland isn't cold all year round, and you can enjoy a pleasant summer there without getting too hot. One user said: “My favorite place I've visited so far is Iceland – gorgeous scenery, and if you ask me, perfect temperatures. I guarantee that you'll never feel too hot in Iceland.”
Although parts of England are notorious for long spells of wet weather, the south coast can have stable temperatures in the early to mid-20s in the summer. One Redditor said: “You can get more than a decent summer in Britain via the English south coast.”
One user who went to Estonia last summer said they had a fabulous time and never once felt overwhelmed by the heat. They said: “Estonia is beautiful and super mild in the summer (18-22 degrees in July last year), which made it very comfortable to walk around in.”
Another part of the British Isles, Ireland, was a popular suggestion among Redditors. Not known for its high temperatures but rather for its scenery, one user said: “North of Ireland is mostly alright in the heat of summer. I was in County Donegal much last summer and can't remember ever feeling uncomfortably hot.”
One user suggested that the original poster should look at Norway, particularly the northern part of the country. They said: “Go to Nothern Norway if you like nature. You could have a look at Lofoten and Vesterålen, for example. You may be unlucky that there's a heatwave and the temperature is 24+, even that far north, but most of the time, it's colder.
One user suggested Poland, despite the fact that the country can sometimes get extremely hot in the summer. As advice, they said: “Poland is not always hot, and it's so far inland that the heat is super dry. It's one of the most underrated countries in Europe and nice to visit.”
The most peculiar suggestion on the list was from someone who recommended Spain. Most people go to Spain specifically for glorious sunshine and scorching temperatures. Despite that, one person says there is a spot in Northern Spain that isn't like that. They said: “Northern Spain doesn't get too hot! In the region of Asturias, the hottest month is August, with an average temperature of 18.5 degrees C.”
Is there anywhere not on this list that you've been in Europe that you found to be friendly and calm during summer? If so, let us know in the comments.
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