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Although Greenland is beautiful at all times of year, it is especially magical in June. The sun rises at the end of May and won't leave the sky until the end of July, which results in the landscapes having the most beautiful orange and pink colours from the low-lying midnight sun.
Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda
If seeing gorillas in their natural habitat is on your bucket list, you should definitely consider doing this in June. Deep inside the rainforests of Rwanda you'll find these beautiful creatures. As the road into the jungle is steep-slides slopes of tropical volcanoes, the path is most of the year incredibility muddy, but in June the rain has slowed down and provides you with sure footing along with the perfect lighting for taking photos of the gorillas.
Lake Iseo, Italy
Although Lake Iseo is always worth a visit, June 2016 will in particular be the best time to visit. Starting June 18th and continuing for 18 days the landscape-altering artist Christo will create The Floating Piers, which will be 3kms of shimmering yellow pathways, connecting the mainland with the islands of Lake Iseo.
It's not only in Scandinavia and Greenland that you can witness midnight sun, but also in Iceland. Take a trip to Húsavík on Iceland's north coast, where you can catch a glimpse of minke wales, humpbacks, orcas, or even blue wales, which are commonly spotted in June.
Where are you planning on going this month?
A new month calls for a makeup medley. This month it's gonna be all about that fresh, bronzy, and most importantly, super quick look.
There are several ways to get to Preikestolen. Either you can fly to Stavanger Airport or you can go there from Bergen. I would definitely recommend that you spend a few days in Bergen and from there go to Preikestolen. When travelling from Bergen you wanna take a bus with Kystbussen to Stavanger. You can either book the ticket online or in the bus for 480NOK. This has to be one of the most beautiful bus rides you'll ever experience! The ride is 5 1/2 hours long but takes you through the most beautiful scenery, and along the way you'll have a few car ferry crossings, which is not only a great way to get a break from all the driving, but also incredibly beautiful!
Once arriving in Stavanger, you need to walk about 15 minutes to get to the ferry terminal. Stavanger is a rather small town so it should be rather easy to find your way to the terminal, and along the way you'll walk by the most colorful streets you'll ever see! Once you arrive at the ferry terminal, you wanna take the ferry to Tau. A returnticket is about 250NOK and can be purchased on the ferry and included a busride to where the path to Preikestolen starts.
Where To Stay
Preikestolen Fjellstue and the hostel Preikestolhytta. Both belong to Preikestolen Fjellstue, which is were you pick up your key for the hostel, and both are located at the same place. We decided to get a dorm for 4 people at the hostel which we paid 1420NOK for. I cannot recommend you guys enough staying at this hostel! Without doubt the best one I've seen ever! The cabin is super cosy and have the most beautiful views of the surrounding nature. In the rooms you'll have a sink and mirror and then there are shared bathrooms. The lodge has both a dinner and lunch menu at the restaurant, and a breakfast buffet (which I believe is included in the price of the room, otherwise it's probably only around 20NOK). At the breakfast buffet you can also make your own lunch that you can bring with you for your hike.
If you're staying at the lodge overnight, I would definitely recommend that you leave as early in the morning as possible to avoid the crowds that arrive with the first bus around noon. The trail itself is super easy to follow as it basically begins right at the lodge and there are signs along the way until you reach Preikestolen. The trail is about 9km long and most guides says that it takes 4 hours to walk. However, we did it in 3 hours and also spent a while eating our lunch and of course taking photos - and I wouldn't exactly say that we're fast walkers.