Holiday trend: Coolcation. These holiday destinations will cool you down

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The summer holidays are just around the corner: in the past, this meant "off to the south and after the sun". But record heatwaves have been dampening the desire for hot temperatures for some years now. Instead, so-called "coolcations" are the order of the day: holidays in cooler, more temperate climes. We present four destinations.  

2023 was the warmest year since data collection began - in Germany and worldwide. Extreme temperatures were measured in popular holiday regions on the Mediterranean. In July, Spain, Italy, Greece and Turkey recorded temperatures of over 45 degrees Celsius. No amount of ice cream, drinks and laps in the pool will cool you down enough. More and more people are therefore looking for alternatives to the typical southern holiday destinations for so-called coolcations. 

What is a coolcation? 

Coolcation is a combination of the English words "cool" and "holiday" - meaning a holiday in regions with a moderate climate, i.e. Scandinavia instead of the North Pole. In addition to pleasant cooling, coolcations also offer the opportunity to discover lesser-known but equally fascinating destinations that may even be less crowded. You can relax and enjoy the beauty of nature without having to push your way through the crowds. What all destinations have in common is that they can be easily explored by car on a road trip. This also gives you flexibility on the ground if, for example, bad weather is forecast for a longer period of time. After all, coolcation doesn't have to mean rain, hail and ice.  

Four destinations for coolcation in Europe: 


Like many popular typical summer destinations, our neighbouring country scores with miles of beaches. There is a diverse coastal landscape to discover: from dunes and cliffs to picturesque bays and small islands. On warm bathing days, a fresh breeze will cool you down. You can choose between the shallow Baltic Sea and the rough North Sea. In many places, the average maximum temperatures are between 16 and 19 degrees, for example in Søndervig, Frederikshavn (Palm Beach) or Tisvildeleje. 


There is pure sunshine in Finland - 24 hours a day. Tourists can enjoy the midnight sun here: long summer days and so-called white nights. Because the sun never sets here. Plenty of time to discover the diversity of Finland: from beaches to mountains to lakes, all at a pleasant average temperature of 20 degrees. If the weather is bad, you can warm up in one of the many saunas for which Finland is famous. 


Whether relaxation or adventure - the Scandinavian country has something for everyone. It is known for its spectacular fjords, which are best explored on the water, for example by kayak. But there is also plenty to discover on land: The mountainous landscape is perfect for hiking, for example the Jotunheimen National Park and the Lofoten Islands. The most remote and lonely spots are ideal for travelling by car.  


The northernmost country in the Baltic region offers marvellous nature experiences with moors, forests and over 1,500 islands. It is just over 45,000 square kilometres in size and is therefore perfect for exploring by car. In summer, the temperatures are between 18 and 20 degrees, but the temperature can occasionally reach 30 degrees. If you are in the mood for culture, you should pay a visit to Tartu. The student city on the coast was chosen as the European Capital of Culture 2024 and will offer a corresponding programme.  

Travel companion for an unforgettable coolcation

All of these destinations are ideal for exploring by car. But when it comes to a road trip, it is important - especially in sparsely populated regions - that it is always ready for use. With the reliable car battery chargers from CTEK, you can ensure that your battery is always optimally charged, no matter how far and where your journey takes you. So you can concentrate fully on your coolcation experience without having to worry about the battery. After all, according to ADAC, a flat car battery is the most common cause of breakdowns.  

With the fully automatic CS FREE charger from CTEK, you have an all-in-one solution that charges all types of discharged batteries and keeps them in top condition. 


Thanks to the adaptive boost, the device makes the battery ready for use again in just 15 minutes and the road trip can continue without a jump start. What's more, the radio and reverse polarity protected device is easy to connect: once connected, it automatically selects the appropriate programme. The timer indicates when the battery is ready to start and charged again. As a high-tech power bank, the CS FREE also supplies devices with USB-A and USB-C connections such as laptops, smartphones and navigation devices with power. This means that tablets, for example, are always ready for use as entertainment for the kids during the journey. The device itself can even be charged via a solar panel, the SOLAR PANEL CHARGE KIT - ideal for camping trips. As it takes up little space thanks to its pack size of just 248 x 98 x 78 millimetres, it is the ideal companion. Now nothing stands in the way of an unforgettable, "cool" summer. Further information on the CS FREE can be found at