What could possibly be better than the warming glow of the summer sun? Not much comes immediately to mind, unless I also include vast, pristine landscapes, unique cultures and scores of healthy outdoor activities. Summer is on its way, and the more arctic parts of the world are poised in anticipation of the midnight sun. This well-loved phenomenon occurs in high longitude locales, where winters bring long days of darkness and summer fosters a seemingly endless daytime. If you’re looking for a unique wilderness destination, pack a good black-out eye mask and make your way to the friendly north. You’ll be walking, or riding, on sunshine with a summertime car rental in Scandinavia.
Ethereal Iceland is positively teeming with life in the warmer months. Even better, if you journey to the land of fire and ice at either end of the true midnight sun, which occurs in late June, you get a twilight and daybreak that lights the sky for hours. This provides the perfect, romantic setting for soaking in natural mineral hot springs, or taking a horseback ride through breathtaking valleys. You can even snorkel the clear waters of Silfra! There is so much to do in Iceland that 24 bright hours in the day will hardly seem like enough. Thankfully, it’s quick and convenient to pick up a car rental right in the Keflavic Airport in Reykjavik, so you can get started right away!
The Laplands of Northern Sweden have more than 2,000 mountains, fresh rivers and gorgeous, untouched forests. Thank goodness for long days, as they provide more time to explore it all! You can take on fluffy ski slopes and enjoy the novelty of skiing in light springtime clothing, for, despite the snowy trails, the temperature often reaches comfortably warm heights. Fans of the famed northern Sweden Ice Hotel will be delighted to learn that this novelty accommodation is now rolling out the red carpet for summertime visitors.
Nocturnal animals like to come out and hunt at night, but in the mid-year months, they don’t have the masking cover of darkness. This means that you can glimpse some of Scandinavia’s most fascinating wildlife when you travel to Finland. By slipping easily from saunas and nightclubs to untouched lakes and forests, you can maximize your Finland experience with a car rental!
The North Cape of Norway is the northernmost part of continental Europe, and so it receives an annual season of sol longer than many other spots. Any town north of Trondheim won’t get much in the way of dusk during June and July, but if you want a full-on 24-7 blast of sweet golden ways, Hammerfest and Alta are dream locales. The Lofoten Islands and expansive fjords offer the opportunity to fish all night long, or you could try a full 18-hole game of golf at Tromsø Golf Park, the northernmost full golf course in the world. The whole region is known for palatial mountains and adorable towns.
It can take a quality rental car to scale massive Nordic mountain ranges, roam the rugged coastlines, and find the private moments you seek with the great outdoors. Thankfully, Auto Europe provides superior car rentals in more than 130 countries around the globe. For more than six decades, we have collaborated with the most reputable rental car suppliers to meet your every expectation at the best rates around. Our website takes the guesswork out of selecting and reserving your dream car with it’s intuitive three-step booking engine. You can also call us, toll-free at 1-888-223-5555. We are available 24/7 for your convenience.