Still don’t know where to go this month? I got you, my friend!
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.
You can also experience the midnight sun in the most northern part of Scandinavia, but you should also consider visiting other parts of the Scandinavian countries where there on the days near June 21st are celebrations for the midsummer. In Denmark and Norway midsummer, or Sankt Hans, is celebrated on June 23rd with huge bonfires, speeches and picnics, while in Sweden midsummer is celebrated with dances around the maypole.
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?