Swide has picked 5 places where you can refresh your summer with fresh temperatures and cool sights...
Leave the beach to others. If you can't stand hot weather but you don't want to spend your summer holidays sitting at home with the AC on full, Swide has some options for you, from the North to the South.
Patagonia sits at the extreme south of the continent of America. Divided between Chile and Argentina, it's a vast land (we are talking about 900,000 Kilometres including Tierra del Fuego). The territory is bordered from the West to the South by the Andean Mountains and at East by plateau and bottomlands. In the extreme South, the temperatures reach -2 °C. Make sure to visit the Upsala glacier, the biggest in South America, and the Perrito Moreno glacier, probably the most famous one and surely the most accessible. For more info: http://www.sernatur.cl
Greenland is a territory of Denmark, which also includes Faroe Islands and is situated in Northern Canada. Vikings supposedly discovered this land: its icecap occupies the whole area except the fjords and little islands Greenland is dotted with, and that is where its inhabitants are found. For this reason the only transport available is either ship or plane. Greenland has a polar climate, with the Southern part having much milder temperature than the North. In the Centre, temperatures reach -60 °C degrees. Hey, you asked for cold...For more info: http://www.greenland.com.
The Amazon Rainforest
It might not be Icy cold, but it will certainly keep you fresh: if you don't like very hot temperatures and appreciate nature, the Amazon rainforest is the place to be in the summer. During the rest of the year, in fact, the climate is hot and humid but from July to September it's much drier. Almost all the trips to Amazon Rainforest start from Peru or Brazil, the countries it covers and sometimes from Colombia. But be aware: your visit won't include fancy accommodation. Impossible to list "what to see": you'll be surrounded by one of the most diverse natural environments on the entire planet. For more info: http://www.amazon-rainforest.org/tourism.html
Northwest of the British Isles in the Atlantic Ocean you will find the least inhabited country in Europe (excluding micro-countries): Iceland. It's the second biggest Island in Europe (after Great Britain and before Ireland). Mountains and glaciers make up the panorama of this land that has Reykjavík as a capital. Iceland has many geysers, the main natural attraction, and the Arctic Circle is distant only one and a half kilometres from the Rifstangi Cape, the northernmost point of the Island. In between mild south-westerly winds and icy northern ones from Greenland, the land is constantly shifting from rain to beautiful weather, and certainly never gets too hot. Visit the beautiful national parks scattered throughout the Island. The best-known native artist is Björk. For more info http://www.visiticeland.com/.
Situated in the northern part of the Scandinavian Peninsula, this land is surrounded by the Gulf of Finland and the Botnia Gulf. The climate is cold, with average summer temperatures of 12-14 °C. The main city is Helsinki. Visit the national Parks, the forests and the natural reserve of gray seals, together with the beautiful architecture of the South. For more info: http://www.visitfinland.com/
Written by: Elisa della Barba