This summer, enjoy our pick of culture and earthly pleasures around the world, and around the clock.
Step straight into Scandinavian summer with the midnight sun – celebrate into the early hours in the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik with vibrant parties, enjoy Finland’s Helsinki with its countless markets and festivals, whilst the surreal beauty of Northern Norway beckons with a huge 76 days of daytime.
Take bewitching photos of UK heritage site Stonehenge as it’s bathed in a warm, evening glow at summer solstice, and stay at the idyllic English town of Salisbury. Germany offers the best of both worlds – dance all night in the vibrant cities of Berlin, Cologne, Hamburg and Munich; and enjoy fairy-tale vistas from daybreak to evening in bucolic Bavaria.
Witness the phenomenon of nature combined with human creation through a trip to New York’s ‘Manhattanhenge’, where the sunset sits perfectly aligned between the soaring skyscrapers. Don’t miss out on surf season on the US west coast, making your way down the Pacific highway soaking up sun, riding waves and catching some sleep at our trail of hostels.
Head over to the southern hemisphere for cooler climates down under; catch Australia’s red desert and its masterpiece, Uluru, during a spectacular sunset painting a spectrum of colours across the otherworldly landscape.